Heather Hutchison is the Amazon best-selling author of Holding On by Letting Go: A Memoir, and an award-winning singer/songwriter with four albums released to date.
old with both heart-wrenching honesty and sharp whit, Holding On by Letting Go chronicles Hutchison’s life as a blind person in Canada and Latin America, her hospitalization for psychiatric care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the refuge she has always found in music. It is a gripping story of courage, resilience, hope, and surrendering for a second chance at life.
Hutchison’s music explores similar themes. Her album, If I Could, was written in part as a soundtrack to the book. Though both her music and her writing stand firmly on their own, Hutchison sings with the conviction of someone who has lived these stories, and her crystal clear voice commands attention from the very first note. On this album, Hutchison effortlessly crosses genres, from pop-punk to orchestral pop to stripped down solo piano. If I Could is a solid testament to the power of music to heal and transform. Blind since birth and having struggled with mental illness from a young age, Hutchison is passionate about educating people on disability and mental health through her music and writing. She is a frequent guest on national television and radio programs and renowned podcasts across the globe, speaking and singing to share her message of hope to those who are struggling. In her advocacy work, she has appeared alongside numerous high-profile psychologists, clinical counsellors and other mental health professionals. An avid traveler, Hutchison has spent time living and teaching English in Latin America. She lives on the west coast of Canada with her partner Jordan and their cat Maya. When she isn’t writing, playing music or traveling, she can usually be found at the beach, or curled up with a good book and a chai latte.
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