Feministing Jamz: A playlist for your daylight savings blues

Are you as sad as I am about this bullshit getting dark at 5pm situation? Are you maybe crying right now? Do you need cheering up? OF COURSE YOU DO.

I’ve put together a playlist for you of some jams from the last few months that are sure to soothe your pain. These jams are about knowing that all you need is yourself to make yourself happy (Empress Of), about resilience in the face of police violence (Blood Orange), about being a radical hottie (Nire, Maluca, and Nani Castle), about Black women getting what’s rightfully due (Lizzo). From artists we’ve featured here before and are longtime fans of (Seynabo Sey, Kelela, Destiny) to newcomers that I found on Soundcloud a few days ago (Wafia), I think there’s something here to cheer most of you up.

Go ahead, post up by your happy lamps and take a listen.

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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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