Music and the Mind with Shannen Roberts

Jan 23, 2019, 01:49 AM
CW: Domestic violence, emotional abuse 

This week I speak to Shannen Roberts about her website The Strange Is Beautiful and her music as Cusi Coyllur. 

Shannen Roberts (she/her) is the queer, Peruvian-American, founding editor of The Strange is Beautiful, solo artist of Cusi Coyllur, and trauma-informed yoga instructor residing in Los Angeles. Her music and activism coincide with each other, and are featured on HuffPost, Remezcla, Ms. Magazine, Lavendaire podcast, and more. For years she's been a regular tabler at LA, SF, and SFV zine festivals, and has self-published many zines and publications about mental health and domestic abuse.


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Things discussed: 
Adelitas Apparel
Nurture Your Loneliness Like it is A Small Animal in Need of Being Held by Laura Matthis
Hairy Femme Mother by Skinned Knees
Chingona Magic by Angela Aguirre
On Struggling Bodies by Brown Recluse Zine Distro
Processes on Meditation by Tara Oliver
Queer Asian Musicians by Mixed Rice Zines
Shotgun Seamstress: A Zine By and For Black Punks by Osa Atoe
L.A Sewcial Club
"Blank Space" by Cusi Coyllur
"Nano 2" by Cusi Coyllur 

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