commission consortium: 2018-2019 season
participation fee: $50
song: “How Did You Feel?”
lyricist: Chantal Sellers
voicings: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, Unison, Taught by Ear
accompaniment: Piano, opt. Strings
contact: Michael at ListenAfresh@gmail.com to express interest
Coming out is often the scariest moment of a trans youth’s young life. Together we will sing about trans youth stories, sharing our common ground – that while we are all vulnerable, we are stronger together.
I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act. It is an act that can be met with hostility, exclusion, and violence. It can also lead to love, understanding, transcendence, and community. I hope that my being real with you will help empower you to step into who you are and encourage you to share yourself with those around you.
Janet Mock, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More(New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 2014), p.50