The Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change and The Wall of Song Project invite you to sing Nina Simone’s FEELING GOOD as a call-to-action, an anthem of solidarity for women’s athletics and a more equitable, racially just community.

An ongoing collaborative art project, FEELING GOOD acknowledges, celebrates, and builds upon the deep legacy of Black athlete activism at SJSU. Join us as we explore the ways in which art and collective singing rituals can, despite our social realities, embolden our voices to work towards a more inclusive community, particularly for Black, Indigenous, women, and non-binary athletes of color, who live at the intersection of racial injustice and gender inequity

We invite you to donate to The Institute for the Study of Sport, Society & Social Change, and help to create a scholarship for BIPOC female-identified women and girls in sport.


Don’t worry if you can’t sing—it’s not a solo.  Your voice will be merged with hundreds of others.
Your face will become part of a growing sea of faces, creating a “Wall of Song”.

The video chorus will be shared as part of a series of sports stadia singing events, evolving video installations,
and calls-to-action in collaboration with our partners here.


Launched at San José State, the birthplace of the Olympic Project for Human Rights, on February 24th, 2020 as part of an SJSU Women’s Basketball Game half-time participatory performance in concert with National Girls and Women in Sports Day and many other campuses, community affinity groups, cultural partners and participants, FEELING GOOD continues to grow. Share your voice and join our cause here.




Sing by yourself or with others.

You don’t need to be able to hold a tune and it doesn’t need to be perfect!
It’s not a solo – your voice and face will be combined with many others.

*Desktop/Laptops/Android Phones only. 
Support for iPhone coming soon!


By using earphones throughout this process, only your voice will be recorded and layered with many others in the growing video chorus.


You will sing along to Video 1, guided by the song lyrics in captions. Note that the first verse and one small section at the end are sung as a call and response. Nina sings when the text is in GOLD; You sing together when the text is in BLUE


Click “allow” on Video 2 to activate your camera and mic. You should see yourself now.
*Some browsers may require you to update or enable flash player settings.


Press the red record button on Video 2 to start the recording. Then press play on Video 1 and sing along to the BLUE text. When you have finished press the red record button a second time to stop the recording. The video should save automatically.





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San José State University’s Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change (ISSSSC), and Mel Day, artist, SJSU interdisciplinary art lecturer, and co-founder of The Wall of Song Project would like to thank the many athlete’s fans, students, staff, and community supporters who have added their voices so far as well as the following collaborative partners for their generous, ongoing support of FEELING GOOD.