i don’t know what being apolitical means. correction, i know what it means but i know that it can never apply to me. i live in a politicized body. i’m a Black, queer, woman. my being is political. the way i wear my hair, the clothes i choose, the way i walk, speak, sit, and move throughout a space are all political decisions whether i mean for them to be or not. it says something when i’m with a man and when i’m with a woman. if i’m holding their hands when i’m with them. it matters what race they are. knowing my education background makes a difference. it changes everything if people know i’m Black or if i happen to pass. once that distinction is made re-evaluate everything that was assumed and implied from the previous choices cause they mean something different. everything i do is a choice more so than anyone that’s in an apolitical body. i truly think there is only one apolitical body. so all cis, heterosexual, able bodied white men you’ve hit the jackpot. you have the privilege of being apolitical. i wonder sometimes what it’s like to not have to constantly over analyze your decisions. some bodies are politicized more than others. they deviate from the norm more. it happens. but i had someone say to me that they wanted to stay apolitical. that they didn’t have an opinion or a position. it didn’t effect them. i just didn’t get that. my identity comes out in everything that i do. every class i sit in paper i write. book i read. interaction i have. when i play my sport. when i do my art. when i write. when i walk into a store. when i walk down the street. when i meet someone new. when i have this conversation with him. everything is political so i love listening to other Black queer women that somehow get it. cause they really do get it. so i added links to some spoken word artists that just.. get it.