“For me, being black is being magical. It is being resilient. It is being a survivor. My blackness is wrapped in my queerness and my queerness is wrapped in my blackness, and I embrace them both… Growing up as a child was very interesting. I always say I was raised hip hop. I didn’t understand queerness… I didn’t understand that hip hop and queerness go hand-in-hand until I was an adult… I grew up in a time when hip hop was going from community to world-wide phenomenon. So, for me, I had to discover queerness…outside of online platforms - in these streets: the village, the pier, secret areas in Brooklyn I can’t speak about. But I found queerness to be everything I never knew I could be. And once I learned the language, I was able to identify myself within the spectrum.”

— Mojo Disco

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