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Re: “Bloom Free

Isaac you were born to do this work. As Jocelyn Valencia was born to do hers. Give us more to see, as Sondheim said...

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Posted by omoya on 08/11/2017 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Bloom Free

Great piece on a spectacular human. Ive been away from Tucson and its important scene for some time, but as I watch from a distance, Jocelyn is magic, the kind of magic needed in Tucson, and this world. Many blessings and continued success.

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Posted by E Letra on 08/10/2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Bloom Free

I really struggle with this. Am I the only one who struggles with the problems of being "woman of color in a white patriarchy" while at the same time indulging what arguably presents itself as a misogynist culture with a capital "M"?

To quote some 21 Savage lyrics: "Spray your block down, we not really with that ru-rah shit/Glock cocked now, I dont really give no fuck bout who I hit/Yeah, your bitch, she get jiggy with me/Keep that Siggy with me/Bitch, Im Mad Max, you know I got Ziggy with me"

Maybe, just maybe, the "ugly gentrification" we see in Tucson and elsewhere might, at least in part, have something to do with the fact that people here are getting tired of being exposed to the very themes that hip-hop seems to eternally perpetuate, like all this gang crap, glorification of misogyny, violence and crime ?

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Posted by AZDiver on 08/10/2017 at 9:41 AM

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