Part of my answer & offering to the BPTT question “What is on the other side of your body’s joy/shame?” is the realization of the ways the PHYSICAL emBODYed experiences (hips, thick lips, dark skin, non-“normative”[European] beauty, etc) of our queer-POC-artist-ancestors informed their work.
Those who have come before us were/are genius artists who have not only thought/shared brilliant art & thangs but also endured life as queer people of color in a time when QTPOC were barely recognized as human (& mentally healthy), let alone being listened to. Their work & lived experiences paved the way for the nuance in our collective & individual QTPOC bodies to be[gin to be] recognized as valid.
Along with these bomb A$$ visuals done by the incomparable @_mzsoulful, my recently formed Boi Band (made up of all Masculine of Center Womyn of Color incl. @ultraaradical, @cali7star, & yes, @_mzsoulful again! Told you, incomparable!) is gon’ rock to classics by D’Angelo, Amy Winehouse, Frank Ocean & the like. 4:00 SHARP-4:20p ppl! Don’t miss us! <3 Can’t wait to share this with you all.