As I began my songwriting research for the Love > Fear event, I realized how ignorant I was of the amount of suffering and displacement happening across our planet. It’s not that I didn’t care; it’s just that the issue had yet to capture my heart....

May 2015, Roma and her four daughters fled war in Yemen. Jammed together with 350 people, mostly women and children, Roma’s family settled into a Djibouti refugee camp, where one of her daughters nearly died from a bacterial infection. I first met Roma a month or...