Between June 22nd and June 27th artists from around the world convened in Long Beach, California for POW! WOW! LONG BEACH! A week long street art festival that is a growing part of the original POW! WOW! HAWAII! The festivals engage with the broader community through the process of art, specifically street art and large scale murals.
Throughout the week of artistic creation Pow! Wow! Long Beach! also hosted a film premier for Nychos’s “The Deepest Depths of the Burrow,” a documentary about the artist and his travels.
I’m proud. I’m proud that they are accepting themselves. That hardly any of these videos have hate comments, but instead have supporting, loving comments. I’m proud that these wonderful people are happy to share this information, to share that its okay not to be straight. These YouTubers have many young viewers who look up to them and these videos will let them grow up, knowing that you don’t have to be straight to be an idol or as amazing as they are. They are showing that its normal to be part of the lgbt+ community and more and more people are accepting that, like they should have been in the first place.
And I’m so, so proud.
Your Majesty, I’m no princess. I have no carriage, no parents, no dowry. I do not even know if that beautiful slipper would fit. But, if it does, will you take me as I am — an honest country girl who loves you?