❤ All your booty jams for launch week, babies ❤
Every week, The Pulpit will feature a Spotify playlist that highlights stellar moments from the week’s line-up of essays and art! In our inaugural playlist, we’ve got some summer jams*, blues-busters to combat the political climate, and songs that fit the zeitgeist.
Ready? I thought so
For Katie Tandy’s brilliant essay on sniffs and desires, we’ve got The Cramps’ “You Got Good Taste” from Smell of Female.
For C. Quintana (CQ)’s illuminating hybrid piece about gender and masculinity, I chose an old favorite — David Bowie’s “Oh You Pretty Things”.
Soma Mei Sheng Frazier’s landscape-setting article is an expert treatise on the personal/emotional landscape and how it juxtaposes against literal landscapes, just like PJ Harvey’s “An Acre of Land”.
Maya Yonika astonishes us this week with an essay that examines sexuality using theory and lived experience, and to that I dedicate SZA’s “Power is Power”.
Few stories of cycling are as marvelous as Sumayyah Beck’s, and a piece like that deserves a joyous classic like Queen’s “Bicycle Race”.
Lastly, there’s my story — a tale of radical reproductive health care and education. Pelvic exams don’t fit perfectly into a mix tape, but then again, the binary has no place in OBGYN. In honor of that, I give you Frankie Simone’s “Queer.”
*for those in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s still Leo season, so think of these as flirty tunes instead!