Artist Mel Day in collaboration with Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique and affinity partners, invite you to sing FEELING GOOD—the song made famous by Nina Simone—as a call-to-action, an anthem of solidarity for women’s athletics and a more equitable, racially just community.
‘Feeling Good’ is Day’s second collaborative Wall of Song Project. It launched in 2019 at San José State University, the birthplace of the Olympic Project for Human Rights in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society & Social Change.
Join us as we explore the combined power of art, sport, and the rituals of collective singing for women’s sports, mental and physical well being, and social change efforts—particularly for Black and Indigenous women, girls, and non-binary athletes who live at the intersection of racial injustice and gender inequity.
Why sing FEELING GOOD? Read our FAQ.
Developed by artist Mel Day in collaboration with Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, The Institute for the Study of Sport, Society & Social Change, and affinity partners (2019-).
Dean for the School of Education, Health and Human Services, Benedict College, the former Executive Director for the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change, Associate Professor,
Department of African American Studies, SJSU
It’s a new dawn / It’s a new day / It’s a new life / For me /
And I’m feeling good / I’m feeling good
— Feeling Good, the song made famous by Nina Simone