Jacquie Clay has an important question she wants to ask:
“Why not you?”
If you have a goal you wish to chase but feel like you’ll never reach it, Clay wants you to think twice.
“I feel like a lot of people don’t believe in themselves, and don’t believe that their dreams can come true. Or (they believe) that they have too big of a dream, and (ask themselves) ‘Why should I even try?’” Clay says. “I wanted to take that question but turn it around, and say ‘Why not you?’”
Clay, a musician/artist from Hyannis, puts the query to music in her first-ever single, entitled “Why Not You?” She released the tune earlier this month, with a goal “to bring more light and positivity into the New Year. I feel we need it now more than ever.”
A rare bone disease has frequently sidelined Clay and prevented her from sometimes sitting at a piano, let alone playing one. Clay was born with multiple osteochondromatosis, also called multiple hereditary exostoses (MHE), which first started to cause her chronic pain and mobility issues when she was a child.
Clay, 33, has had multiple surgeries all over her body, starting on her finger and hand when she was 7 years old.
Despite her health struggle, though, Clay is a champion for positivity, and her new song is her way of spreading it. ~ taken from article : Jason Savis, 1/29/21, CCT*