Emilia Dahlin is a folk artist from Gorham, Maine. She says that “music connects us to the deepest parts of our humanity, and … stitches us together.” A mother of a refugee and a friend of many in war-torn countries, many of Emilia’s songs explore themes of immigration, feeling lost or unwelcome. Emilia’s activism inspired her to work against the ever-stronger global anti-immigration rhetoric; with help from Music to Life, she created Raising Our Voices, a program that gives immigrant mothers and their children the opportunity to learn English and literacy through music. Music to Life also helped her learn about the press, PR, and how to promote herself. As of October 2020, she had one confirmed collaborator and funding from the Maine Arts Council in progress.