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I wrote this song 7 years ago, and have never released it. There never felt like a right time...

I wrote this song as I was moving back home from college. Moving from a place that I was seen and loved and respected as a woman and as my genuine self, to a place where I had to hide my genuine self from the world. Moving from a place where I could be free of the horrid memories I had of my hometown, from a place where I could be free of who I had been back to that trap. I moved to somewhere where I could not be love or be loved as the woman I am, or as my genuine self.

And during that, I wrote this song.

I can't listen to it today without hearing my despair and sadness. I can't listen to it today without hearing that young woman crying out to a world who had no want for her.

And to be honest, it makes me so goddamn happy. So damn happy for how far I have come from that place, for how loud and proud and visibly I live my life now. I reflect on this song, and the time in which I wrote it, not with sadness and despair but with a quiet hopefulness that my younger self could not hold.

I couldn't find any time to release something so personal, so tied to my own journey as a trans woman. And yet, surrounded by songs intended to demand and carve space it feels right. It feels right to release this song as a Pride song. I couldn't be prideful when I wrote it, and now I can, and to me there is nothing more poetic than that.


The Prophet
Is Returning

She is here


from Let Me Be Perfectly Queer, released June 12, 2021




Ariana Giroux regina, Saskatchewan

Synth nerd and electronica producer, general nerd and FOSS enthusiast.

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