P!nk - "What About Us" & "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken"
Because last night's concert was pure fire and gasoline! I've been a fan of Alecia Moore since her debut album, and have supported her incredibly voice ever since. She's been bold, brave and brash, and she's always stood up for the different, the forgotten, the marginalized. She stood out, and so she stood for those who stuck out.
I watched her fly through the air and belt her face off, but the moment she brought the audience in is when she sang from her heart, for a short set in between the big hits, she called out these two songs and it was glorious.
Sitting behind little 9 year old Ella, a trans girl with pink cornrows braided into her hair and her first heels and lipstick on, I was in tears at the thought that these are our champions, and this is the generation we are bringing forward.
I cannot think of a better way to kick off PRIDE month than with these gems. As someone who stand on just the other side of the gender spectrum from her: I see her, and I salute her.
So today with lightning and laughter, I choose P!nk's "What About Us" & "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken" as my, we are bold, we are brave, we are becoming ourselves, song for a, fear nothing, fight for something, stand for yourself, Friday.