I’m currently campaigning in Laval-les-Îles as the first non-binary person in Quebec to run in a federal election. My campaign is 100% volunteer-run and funded by supporter donations. If you’re a Canadian citizen, you can donate to the campaign – if you’re not, but you still want to support, you can follow the campaign on Instagram or volunteer to get the word out. Thank-you so much for your support!
You can’t live on joy, on applause. You can’t eat adoration. You can’t live in a concert hall. And my heart couldn’t bear losing another family after every gig. The universe did her best to keep me going. Who knows, maybe my big break was around the corner, and I just had to hang on a tiny bit longer, just one more audition. I guess I’ll never know.
A short pagan feminist metta practise on Insight Timer (a free meditation app) with gentle nature sounds and deep drone. Blessed be the elements and laws that keep our siblings safe, cared for, and equal to all of us.
Let yourself rage against all the reasons you stopped using your voice. Rage against money, capitalism, the lie of meritocracy, the optimism of youth, the institutions that lulled you into passivity, the warnings you did not heed, misogyny. Shame, emotional abuse, trauma, microagressions. Sore throats, lies. Shed your tears for all those moments of connection you lost because you did not sing.
We all know there’s a problem, and the solution is likely hiding right in your own workplace. All you have to do is ask questions, be ready to listen, and then act to disrupt the status quo in favour of marginalized people. It’s time.