Happy being queer
June 26, 2021

Julien Baker: I’m bummed that it took me so long to be able to sit in queer joy

"I’ve been thinking about the idea of queer joy so much, because any kind of advocacy with anything that’s going on, any marginalized community, usually the advocacy is rooted in righteous anger or grieving. It’s actually so radical to express joy in the face of a world that writ large does not want you to have it. So, now I love Pride" - queer songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Julien Baker says in Slate podcast. She also talks about how she chooses to perform queerness or not perform it, and other themes. Listen to the podcast below or read the transcript here.