Gender Music

Girl, It’s Your Time: Trans Artist Vivek Shraya On Finding Freedom and Wholeness

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“Gender self-determination is vital and I can feel great about who I am when I am at home. But I live a life where I engage with other people and doing what feels good for me is a lot more challenging when I step outside the door. With pronouns specifically, it’s hard not to feel like you are dependent on others to ‘validate’ your gender, or rather, it’s hard not to feel like your gender is not valid when people use the wrong pronoun.”

A+ Music

Annotated: Margaret Cho’s Moving Tribute To Anna Nicole

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In a new column just for A+ subscribers, some of our select favorite musicians will walk us through the creative process behind their favorite songs. We’re kicking off Annotated with Margaret Cho, who wrote a funny/heartbreaking tribute to Anna Nicole Smith for her new album American Myth.