Feministing Jamz: A women of color summer playlist

Summer’s heating up, and among the things you probably need right now are some summer jams. Check this one off the list, girl. I got you covered. 

This playlist — all new-ish songs by talented women of color — will serve you just as well at the beach as it will during your commute or while cleaning your apartment. There are some immensely talented young artists on this list worth looking into if you don’t know them well already (Abra, Kali Uchis, Tei Shi), as well as some songs by veterans who have been giving us life for years (hellooo new Janet, AKA the OG pop feminst icon).


New York, NY

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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