Well, it’s been some time, has it not? After dropping the first new track in seven years yesterday (hopefully the first of more to come), I thought I should update the site on another important development. Over the course of the pandemic, I’ve had a lot of time to myself, free from the every day constraints of work and appearing in the world, and in that time I’ve had some realizations, among which are that I’m a (transgender) woman.
I’ve never felt comfortable with the gender assigned at birth, but I was also always conflicted enough that I didn’t feel like I fit anywhere else. If you’d have asked me ten years ago, I’d have likely said something like, “cis male by default, angry black scribble that I try not to think about if I’m being honest”. And despite all the evidence pointing me in the right direction for me, of which there was a LOT, that stood for ages. With life and everything else going on, I had neither the time nor the energy to give it full consideration. More importantly, I somehow convinced myself that it wasn’t my place to make that call, and that if I tried to, I would be appropriating something not mine. What I’ve since come to realize is that the way I came to realizing I was trans is valid, and it’s what’s best for me.
This likely has no relevance to the music, other than that I’ve swapped out the ancient photo on the About page with a more recent one. However, for anyone interested in the artist as well as the output, this is for you. 🙂