The justice of compassion and worship

worship is literally the act of acknowledging a being’s worthiness of praise. I was taught in church that it can be broken down into two words: “worth” “ship”. and I cannot at all fuck with eurocentric white gods, no shade to those who do and can, but I can’t ignore the innate imperialism in teaching black and brown people that their only connection to sacredness is thru mysterious white men in the sky born thru white virgin girls. I am more interested in re-discovering the worth-ship of the downtrodden, the marginalized peeps around me who are queer and trans and disabled and chronically ill and femme and non-normatively masculine and black and brown and survivors and poor and holding down multiple hustles or lying in bed preserving their gorgeous terminally ill powerful magical selves. I am interested in finding my people, all of them, and worshiping them every second of everyday. my communities are my god. loving my people and loving myself, that is my religion and I’m a devout y’all, I’m so deeply devoted to u. to us. amen.

http://www.jeangraetv.com/

Critically acclaimed lyricist, producer, writer, director, cinematographer and all around consummate entertainer- Jean Grae has been challenging the boundaries of artistry since her debut in 1996. Whether creating music with imaginative narratives that immerse the listener in a dark world of  Grae’s design, or spilling her most personal stories of love and life experiences,  she always delivers an honest performance that strikes the most vulnerable parts of her audience and keeps them wondering, “what will she do next?”
Well into an almost 20 year long career that maintains not only relevancy, but continues to push the envelope of perception, marketing and branding. Grae has worked alongside Mos Def, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Pharoahe Monch, and a list that this very small bio cannot contain. Sorry, bio.

Grae recently made her directorial debut and created her company, “KAGD.” With videos for The Hellpit Faeries, Talib Kweli and herself under her belt, she created “Life With Jeannie” a half hour sitcom, written, directed by and starring Grae.  “Life With Jeannie” premiered on 12/25 on JeanGrae.com and Grae’s latest releases: Gotham Down cycles 1-3 is available on JeanGrae.bandcamp.com

http://www.jeangraetv.com/

Critically acclaimed lyricist, producer, writer, director, cinematographer and all around consummate entertainer- Jean Grae has been challenging the boundaries of artistry since her debut in 1996. Whether creating music with imaginative narratives that immerse the listener in a dark world of  Grae’s design, or spilling her most personal stories of love and life experiences,  she always delivers an honest performance that strikes the most vulnerable parts of her audience and keeps them wondering, “what will she do next?”
Well into an almost 20 year long career that maintains not only relevancy, but continues to push the envelope of perception, marketing and branding. Grae has worked alongside Mos Def, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Pharoahe Monch, and a list that this very small bio cannot contain. Sorry, bio.

Grae recently made her directorial debut and created her company, “KAGD.” With videos for The Hellpit Faeries, Talib Kweli and herself under her belt, she created “Life With Jeannie” a half hour sitcom, written, directed by and starring Grae.  “Life With Jeannie” premiered on 12/25 on JeanGrae.com and Grae’s latest releases: Gotham Down cycles 1-3 is available on JeanGrae.bandcamp.com

Q: What is love? What does love look like to you?

A: aw shit, I dig this question so much. I think love for me, has come to mean an openness to the universe’s abundance. it means being open and receptive to fullness, to vulnerability, to fragility, smallness, and also magic, beauty and power. it means moving thru life, or a situation-ship with someone/s with gratitude, gratitude for how life/that someone/s take up space, whether or not their taking up space directly benefits you in tangible ways, it means celebrating and honoring their sacredness, it means celebrating and honoring the gift that is life. love, is like fucking effortless and terrifying at the same time. it takes deliberate, concerted effort and work and commitment to something you don’t fully understand and can’t always fully articulate but are guided by with pure intention and faith. it’s so incredible and miraculous to me, love is. I’m not a religious person but so often I have heard people say that “love is god, god is love” and I absolutely believe that love is the source of all things, it’s magic and it’s in all things, because the universe is love, the universe intends and creates and births love all the time. we are love, it is love, all is love.