I’m making a decisive change to my mantra. I’m going to be saying “pop culture is my favorite coping mechanism.” Because pop culture is truly indicative of the change we want to see in the world. Pop culture is grounded in the world. And now, it’s more important than ever to support the artistic work of queer and PoC communities. And now it’s more important than ever to make sure we are doing all we can to make sure their voice is heard in every medium.
So, here at FreezeRay Poetry and Press, we’ll be compiling a a list of queer and/or PoC content creators (and in a few cases, ones that actively promote Queer and PoC rights) that we have gathered over the last couple of weeks. The list is going to keep growing. But it’s a start. It’s a start.
This is not a comprehensive list, although we will update it regularly. This list is meant to be a starting point, a quick reference guide of sorts. We started this list based off a lot of google searches, friends’ and friends of friends’ recommendations, and random assortments of social media posts.
And you can find that list here.
So as we close out this <Insert Adjectives of Your Choice> year, take some time to look at some really cool content creators out there. With a special shoutout to Steenz and Ray Nadine, two really talented St. Louis artists who indirectly inspired the creation of this list.