From left: k.d. lang, Kent Monkman, Tegan & Sara, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Peaches, Ellen Page, Dionne Brand, Xavier Dolan and Jackie Shane (Illustrations by Jonathan Busch)
I contributed to CBC Arts for the 50th Anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality by celebrating the iconic work of Witch Prophet, and her work queering Canadian hip hop. Watch the video below and check out the entire series here.
“Hip hop spaces are often really homophobic and really transphobic...But when I go to an 88 Days show or when I’m listening to their work or listening to Leilani’s work, I don’t have to work to reconcile my identity, and know that the culture that’s being created from this space is only supporting our community and is not doing anything to harm it. I want to thank you, Leilani, for the work that you’ve done in Toronto — the spaces that you have made for us to vibe in and to get to know each other. Thank you for being such a creative visionary and for pushing even without the support that I know you need.”