Feministing Jamz: Jam of the week – Trigger by Maluca

our mudflap girl, jammin on her headphones

Maluca’s been featured in some of our previous Jamz posts, so you might have noticed that I’m a fan. It had been a bit since she’d put out new music, so when she released a teaser for Trigger this spring I anxiously awaited the full track (while listening to the tidbit provided over and over). Excited as I was to hear her perform it at a Brooklyn Pride party, I’d been itching for the full track until it was finally released in full on Tuesday

The wait was long, but I’m not gonna lie – it was worth it. Caribbean Latinxs will recognize the nod to reggae en español legend and father of reggaeton El General (tu pum pum, mami mami!) as the song slides into a reggaeton beat paired with chill synths – perfect for saying goodbye to summer and staying warm by dancing. 

1bfea3e7449eff65a94e2e55a8b7acda-bpfull Verónica is ready to incorporate this song into all her fall mixes.

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Verónica Bayetti Flores has spent the last years of her life living and breathing reproductive justice. She has led national policy and movement building work on the intersections of immigrants' rights, health care access, young parenthood, and LGBTQ liberation, and has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, and demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color. In 2008 Verónica obtained her Master’s degree in the Sexuality and Health program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She loves cooking, making art, listening to music, and thinking about the ways art forms traditionally seen as feminine are valued and devalued. In addition to writing for Feministing, she is currently spending most of her time doing policy work to reduce the harms of LGBTQ youth of color's interactions with the police and making sure abortion care is accessible to all regardless of their income.

Verónica is a queer immigrant writer, activist, and rabble-rouser.

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