We’ve got one warm-up song to help you be the very best like no one ever was, as well as two songs of cooldown, totaling about five minutes, from everyone’s favorite queer farming simulator. And everything in between.
Join me, my purple lipstick, my long tangled hair (and, let’s be real, my fucking Bullet Journal) as we take charge and live our best lives.
Being a Queer Lady Magician to me means sharing the truths of our lives in unexpected, thought-provoking ways, instilling a sense of wonder, expanding our imaginations around what is possible.
Mermaids are femme icons for a reason. Their siren songs and sensual looks lure troublesome sailors, only for the mermaid to devour them whole and make herself stronger. To put it plainly, a mermaid is a boss bitch. I could use some of that energy in my life right now.
I’m taking back power this year, after a year of feeling so powerless. I’m reveling in the parts of me that feel most like me.
It’s 2018, we’re sick of this, and we’re hungry for blood.
Love a good spiral backward!
Scene: French countryside in winter. I am wrapped in a floor length faux fur coat and earmuff. My new diamond earrings and rings sparkle in the brisk sunshine. From afar, I watch the children playing with their au pair in a grassy knoll.
Imagine if Coley Taylor from “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” saw Hayley Kiyoko’s “Girls Like Girls” video first day of sophomore year of college and it freaking changed her life. I’m her ten years later.
“Country music reminds me of long drives to and away from home, of long conversations on porches with friends and lovers, of something we’re told in a million and one ways isn’t for us and still — we make it ours anyways.”
As an 11-year relationship ended and the dust settled around me a couple weeks ago, I realized something: I needed music, I needed someone in my ear telling me everything I’m feeling and seeing wasn’t new and unknowable, that this was A Thing That Happens.
“For me, listening to music has always been a source of power, especially when the music I listen to is by other bi and queer folks.”
Let’s unwind and imagine that everything is fine for 47 minutes with this End Of The World Playlist.
There’s just some songs that make you want to shout and dance and that make you feel proud to be queer.
Is there a German word for happy songs that feel like a wrecking ball to your serotonin levels?
“Soft butches everywhere? I don’t know what your heaven looks like, but this is mine.”
I will not celebrate a country in which 11 of the 14 trans people of color murdered this year have been black women. I will not celebrate a country currently run by fascists and white supremacists. I will not eat your bland potato salad. I will not celebrate a country that does not celebrate me.
A playlist because I don’t know, I just like fruit. For each fruit, I picked up to 3 song(s) fitting some criteria, and here we are.
In honor of MM, I’ve put together this playlist for you. And lemme tell ya, it was exciting — so exciting that I had to close the blinds and burn some incense and imagine Sadé serenading a clone of Sadé in a bathtub filled with rose petals and surrounded by 100 tea lights.
Between the kind of policy making that’s forcing a societal hand to double down on a literal time bomb, this is liable to be the playlist of the summer!