If you can’t buy it, make it. If you can’t make it, stop doubting yourself and make it anyway. So long as you like it, it’s good art. 💛 ...

The “To be me” video is out now! (Link in bio.) Thank you, from the infinite depths of my heart, to everyone who has listened to and reached out about “To be me.” I’ve never connected so deeply with people over a song. Now, more than ever, I feel the power of our togetherness, and a certainty that the future will be brighter — and safer — because of it. 💛
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Story by Shungudzo
Directed by @g.smithofficial, Shungudzo
Filmed by G.Smith
Edited by G.Smith, Shungudzo
Produced by G.Smith, Shungudzo
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Special thanks to my visual soul sister G.Smith. To @paper & @justintmoran for premiering our work. To @bilgerorama & @oprahtheactress for acting out-of-character to help me tell this vulnerable story. And to @leftoversnacks for his helping hand on set.
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How many different things can I do with my arms in three minutes? Find out in @kuumusic’s “We’ll always have this dance” video — out now! Thank you to @wonderland for premiering the video and to everyone involved in making it, including Renee George (Director), Ash Gandhi (D.P.), Lernik Grikorian (MUA) and Chris Emile (Movement). Watch the full vid via swipe-up in my stories. ...

This is the artwork for my new song, “To be me.” I started writing it in response to a guy following me in his car, flirting out the window, giving me flashbacks to being sexually violated. I wanted to tell him to fuck off — I wanted to tell him that he was making me fear for my life — but I was afraid to damage his ego and potentially put myself in a worse situation. By the time I got home, my frustration over not speaking up for myself was so intense that I could feel my heartbeat in my head. I started writing “To be me” to calm and re-empower myself, but over the half an hour it took to pour out of me, the song grew into something so much more than I set out to create. I can’t wait for you to hear “To be me” tomorrow (or midnight if you’ll be up). Follow the link in my bio to pre-save it!
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📸 : @g.smithofficial
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These are the opening lyrics of my song “To be me,” which comes out this Friday (January 15th). I hope they’ll speak for themselves until I can sing them for you. Pre-save “To be me” via the link in my bio.
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🎥: @g.smithofficial. Edited by me. Very special thanks to @bilgerorama for lending his presence to help me tell such a difficult and vulnerable story.
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“To be me” comes out next Friday (1/15), and I figured the best way to introduce you to the song is to share some of its lyrics, in poem form. It’s for anyone who has felt unsafe in their skin, body, identity or expression. It’s also a song that I hope some of the people who make us feel unsafe can take in and learn from. Please pre-save “To be me” via the link in my bio. I can’t wait for you to hear it. <3
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🎥: @g.smithofficial, promo edited by me, and YOU BET we made a full-length video too!
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Took a walk with my favorite, @g.smithofficial, and shot this “It’s a good day (to fight the system)” visualizer on our iPhones. Get to my YouTube channel via the link in my bio, or head directly to this video via the swipe up in my stories. 💛 ...