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Speaking Out About Medical Racism

Speaking Out About Medical Racism

Ericka Hart is changing the face of health education. The breast cancer awareness and representation advocate was diagnosed with breast cancer, and now in her mid- 30s, she is challenging institutionalized racism in the medical industry—known as medical racism.

Sir Babygirl Is Serving Queerness On A Platter

Sir Babygirl Is Serving Queerness On A Platter

Sir Babygirl likes to confront pop culture’s erasure of queer people. She laments queer-baiting in pop music, which often hints at queerness but rarely makes it explicit. Instead of queer-baiting, she aims to be queer-serving.

Falon Sierra: Damaged by System, but Never Broken

Falon Sierra: Damaged by System, but Never Broken

I recently had the chance to interview Seattle R&B Tomboy Princess, Falon Sierra, about her latest neo-Soul-Alternative-Electronic EP “Damaged by System,” released to all platforms October 2019. Read on to see what she had to say about her songwriting heroes, self-love, and the current state of art in Seattle.

Copyslut, La Llorona, and the Radical Healing Powers of Pleasure

Copyslut, La Llorona, and the Radical Healing Powers of Pleasure

Copyslut flaunts the theatrical charm of a glam band, but that doesn’t mean they’re all flash and no substance. They make bold music about sex work, queer love, and mixed-race identity. I got to interview lead singer Chatz and lead guitarist Ray about their influences, the story of their band name, and how a karaoke performance of Queen’s “I Want to Break Free” started it all.

Social-Justice Theater: Two-Cents From A $1 Theater

Social-Justice Theater: Two-Cents From A $1 Theater

Performance art is sacred in Seattle. Comedy, music, spoken word, and theater – shining spotlight on heart is venerated in Seattle and maybe more so in this politically-charged time. Performance is a vulnerable medium for performers and attendees, and theaters have been increasingly called out in the Me-Too era, making Seattle an exemplary study. There are as many approaches to progress as there are Seattle theaters. This is the first in a series of profiles about doing this work.

Trans/Enby Yoga: A Haven for Trans and Nonbinary Bodies

Trans/Enby Yoga: A Haven for Trans and Nonbinary Bodies

Trans/Enby Yoga is Lizz’s brainchild: a twice-weekly yoga class for the non-cis folks of Seattle. “It’s a break from microaggressions, that’s what I’m offering,” they said. “It’s a little reprieve from microaggressions where people can be honest and vulnerable in their bodies and not need to have walls up around themselves.”