[image description: a wall with spray paint on it, which says “HAY NIÑAS CON PENE, NIÑOS CON VULVA Y TRANSFÓBICOS SIN DIENTES” with a transgender symbol under it. Above the picture, a tweet by allisongallaghr translating it to “There are girls with a penis, boys with a vulva and transphobes without teeth” meaning trans girls and boys exist and if you don’t respect them, someone’s going to knock your teeth out.]
Resistance is a lot of work, especially in our current administration. I get so tired of waking up to horrible headlines, though it’s not the same as the horror that many people are living. We must remember that resisting does work, and that all issues are connected to all of us. Some days I want to stop trying, then I remind myself of how far we’ve come and that we cannot give into apathy.
We cannot sit idly by when our government has LOST 1500 children. I am a bit comforted by seeing the internet’s rage over this, and I hope it will help us all implement change.
I’m having a hard time articulating my thoughts today, so please check the link in our bio for ways you can help find our children.
This is me remembering a moment I felt greatly loved and appreciated when i was in need of encouragement and was written a poem after a most pleasant dinner about myself for myself by the artist Sarah Gusten Marr of @gallerygm_york
In my thoughts these days is the desire to get back to doing that which I love most, which is to perform.
The horrid, unprogressive and disrespectful nature of a large majority of our performance scene is one of the many reasons I have failed to achieve my goal of a show a month this year.
So I ask.
If I organized an intimate acoustic event filled with new music how many of you would support it and how many of you would turn up?
Let me know via the comment section!
Who else considers themselves a global citizen?
I grew up in Germany AND America. Depending on where my opposite if from, they consider me ‘the German’ or ‘the American’. It never feels quite right for me, as I don’t fully identify with either cultures in the way I have experienced them. But who really does that anyway? I know it’s natural to put people and things in boxes, and I do it too, but I think it’s always good to keep in mind that we are all so much more than the labels we are given.
NO MATTER WHO WE ARE, “WE ARE MANY” - I herd that saying for the first time from Nora and Vera, the founders of @Mimycri and it really resonated with me, as I can say: I am a giver. I am a taker. I am an activist. I am a mediator. I am a fashion designer. I am a photographer. I am messy. I am cleaned up. And I am so much more than that.
What are you?
This is one of the photos @tetihalva took of me in the vintage kimonos I brought back from Chiang Mai. Another place I can call home.