On “Shatterproof,” the hard driving pop/electronica title track that kicks off her recent hit album of the same name, Julianna Zobrist hits the listener with force and eloquence all at once, letting the world know, in no uncertain terms, that she was finished with the emotional game people play with one another. Her audaciously defiant lyrics find her facing head-on, the way people attempt to use guilt, shame and fear to manipulate one another to adhere to their preferences - while forging a liberating path towards true emotional and spiritual freedom. The song quickly became an anthem of empowerment, a mantra of unshackling and uplift that women and men across culture need and want to hear. The overwhelming response to the song and its conversation-sparking themes have now inspired Julianna’s breakthrough book Pull It Off: Removing Your Fears and Putting on Confidence.
Discovering a deeper courage behind her convictions than she ever imagined possible, “Jules,” in the book’s 13 chapters, dynamically and pointedly fuses empowerment with vulnerability, mingling heartfelt and authentic personal stories with research and anecdotes from her life and heart passions. The book is designed to inspire those from all walks of life, who share a common humanity and a need to understand their true identity and release themselves from what she calls the “shoulding” and expectations of people, culture and society.
Shining through on every page is Julianna’s unique sense of individualism and desire for others to dare to express who they are, who God made them to be, no matter what their family, friends, community, society or culture may say. The book cover even shows the singer and author draped head to toe in billows of pink, purple, green, yellow and blue tutus from ikram – yes, the kind ballerinas wear. Life is truly a “dance” for the fashion muse (styling her own shoots and events), social media influencer, pop music singer/artist, inspirational speaker, charitable advocate, wife of Chicago Cubs second baseman and outfielder (and 2016 World Series MVP) Ben Zobrist and mother of three kids – Zion (age 9), Kruse (age 7) and Blaise (age 2).
Since the release of Shatterproof, Julianna has performed at numerous charity and professional events; and venues around the nation, including regular appearances for Gucci, Burberry, Celine & NY Fashion Week. She sang a stirring rendition of “God Bless America” at the World Series, has met with Congress and two sitting U.S. Presidents, in addition to regularly speaking and singing before her many fans, including a die-hard group whom she affectionately calls the Color Kids. She has been featured by top media across the globe including Forbes, Huffington Post, PEOPLE Magazine/ABC News’ “Celebrity Love Stories,” Beauty Atlas, PARADE, CBS, FOX News, and Sports Illustrated, among others. Her husband, Ben has also featured Julianna’s single, “Alive,” as his “walk up” song for MLB games, and during the 2016 World Series-winning season with the Cubs, Julianna actually recorded a special rendition of “Benny and the Jets” (with permission from Elton John), as a surprise for Ben that year. Not a surprise, as music, passion and meaning follow every part of Julianna’s colorful yet deep walk through life. The journey is unique, but all who walk it “with” her can’t help but catch her hope, inspiration and depth with every step.