Aipate, an online magazine published out of Kenya, has written
a mini-review of “Kiss”. While that’s good to celebrate,
it’s important to remember a song like Kiss is a privilege to make.
There are folks who don’t experience the same rights and freedoms
I do and have to find other ways of sending across their message.
I’d like to take a moment to think of my siblings in the struggle
and hope what I’m doing can act as a signal for a time of freedom
to come, esp looking upon the new year and the new decade.
You may not know, but I spend a lot of time thinking about
what 2020 is gonna look like worldwide for people like me –
who will be next to say they’re free?
who soon will get to call home home?
So, give “Kiss” a listen. This is a moment
of shared privilege where we can in some way get in touch.