“Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students”…”Trump Administration Lifts Federal Transgender Bathroom Guidelines”…”The Trump Administration Reverses Guidelines On Transgender Bathrooms”…”Conservatives Celebrate Trump Reversal of Trans Bathroom Outreach”…
The suffocating headlines on every paper, website, and social media feed this week have us grappling for answers, solutions, and acceptance in a hate-filled time. Trump’s Administration’s attack on trans kids has been numbing, harrowing, and terrifying. It’s filled us with anguish, sadness, and rage here at World of Wonder and it’s hard to wrap our heads around it all. That’s why more than ever it’s important that we have pioneering artists in the trans community, like Macy Rodman, that create and produce beautiful work that reflects the current climate. With each song and video, Rodman has graduated from her iconic Lazy Girl to HELP – her debut EP – that showcases a range of understated political songs that shows how much she gives a damn about equal rights. Her DIY production (she writes, mixes, and masters all her tracks) paired with her smart lyrics (and angst), are an open call to her listeners to get angry and get active. Her music is a plea to save us all. If you haven’t heard her cover of Landslide, you really need to.
In her new music “She Will Be A Relic One Day,” Rodman dances in front of a multitude of projected images and lights over a translucent backdrop and it’s mesmerizing.
Relic is defined as “an object surviving from an earlier time, especially one of historical or sentimental interest.” Rodman is directing herself as the spectacle, but also, in direct opposition to our current political times. She is showing us that she could become a reference and/or could live on through her legacy. At this rate, with songs like Violent Young Men, she’s well on her way.