Last night, I had the immense privilege of watching my fierce and talented friends perform a little piece of my heart on stage.
The State Theater stage. At the Ivey Awards. I'm pinching myself.
Forgive me if I get a little sappy and/or too personal in this post; I'm feeling so overwhelmed with gratitude and joy.
To see so many women and queer bodies taking up space on that big stage feels truly radical and so validating. Creating JUNE over the past few years has been not only an incredible artistic journey, but also a tremendous personal journey.
The past year has been particularly difficult—personally, locally, nationally, globally, etc. As an extroverted empath with anxiety and depression, I tend to feel a lot and I feel it deeply. It’s sometimes difficult for me to figure out how to move forward when everything feels so broken. One small way I can try is to bring my whole, authentic self into the world every single day.
This week is Bisexual Awareness Week. Many of you already know this about me, but I am a fierce and powerful bisexual woman. (To those who don’t know, welcome.) Reclaiming and fully embracing my queer heart has opened me up in ways I never thought possible. As June says, “I feel like I’m on fire.”
My hope is that by bringing my whole (vulnerable, complicated) self, it will create space for you to bring your whole (messy, beautiful, strong) self, too. Because we all contain multitudes. And together is better.
I don’t know how to end this post other than to say thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you to my support system, to my collaborators, to my Savage Umbrella loves, to my family, and to my community. Being human is really hard sometimes, but I just feel so honored to be a human with all of you.
Cheers to making art, conversation, and change.