Bevin's Blog I'm blogging the relentless pursuit of my joy


Cardi B is giving me hope by giving me jams

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Bevin @ 1:20 pm

(This post is part of a series of daily letters from me to my future children reporting from the emerging paradigm.)

Dear Kids:

In the apocalypse days of August when the wildfires rage in California and folks lose power because of electric company lawsuit protection. When it’s hurricane season, and now Corona quarantine. Our election is looming and will it be untampered (my guess–it will be tampered with, but we must vote as though it won’t be). The US Postal Service is being defunded and questioned. So much to concern ourselves with.

However! Something that has been so life giving to me and my pals lately is Cardi B’s latest drop WAP. A collab with Megan Thee Stallion. Both of these powerhouse women are incredibly empowering and fun to dance to.

I wondered whether to share this in my “kid letters” but since the intent is that you’ll read these as an adult, and I want you to be empowered and own your sexuality no matter what it ends up being. (And knowing it can change! And that’s cool!)

And I am tickled by the idea of WAP being a classic song. In 20 years it will be! I still listen to a lot of old school Lil’ Kim and this is absolutely in that legacy of female empowerment through owning sexuality.

I could probably write a treatise for or against what WAP is doing culturally, but I don’t need to. I’m just finding joy in it, dancing to it, hearing the hook loop through my head and watching the video every day because it delights me.

We need more art that helps us come alive no matter what the outside circumstances. And I think Cardi B writes scripture.



This blog is entirely supported by Patreon. Every dollar counts to making this work sustainable and maintaining the archives of this blog. Thanks to my awesome Patronus supporters (as my mom calls them) for co-creating with me!

Powered by WordPress