By Tara Miller
This month’s playlist features some super gay songs by very gay artists and some not so gay songs by still very gay artists. It’s exactly what we named it: queer, black, and brown AF. As black and brown queers, we at Art for Ourselves are all about celebrating art and music at the intersections of these identities. We know folks like us are sprinkled throughout playlists, concert halls, and radiowaves, but we realized there aren’t too many spaces dedicated to a pure mix of QTBIPOC music. So, to be honest, we’re a little embarrassed that we haven’t brought you this curated list until now! The whole team contributed, but we know we’re still missing some gold. Send through our submissions page at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spotify playlist link: https://open.spotify.com/user/artforourselves/playlist/6nNIeTyLdF4EBD9CesnLrD
Be honest to yourself about what you want: out of life, to eat, to feel, to do in this world. Honor whatever it is, without judgment. Give yourself whatever it is you need. This is a process that takes time. It is the process of getting to know yourself, getting to know your body – without judgments or assumptions – learning to let all the parts of you be what they are.
Face them, hear them, know them, and find peace in letting them be.
Many of us work against ourselves – denying us pleasure, fulfillment, and fullness. This is no way to find peace. We are working for peace within our bodies and ourselves to reconnect us to our power center. We are learning how to listen to ourselves and honor our needs and desires.
Be kind, be gentle, be love, be open.
Enjoy your body.