An OWN IT! curated playlist released on the first Friday of every month.
This month’s playlist is inspired by Shauna O’Briain’s memoir ‘Moments of Significance’, where she shares personal experiences of growing up on an inner-city London council estate as a White Working Class Queer woman. Shauna’s words are an exploration of society and the political told through a very personal collage of experiences. This playlist takes a ride through themes of the book with help from artist like Missy Elliot, Bronski Beat, The Internet, Task Force, Shay D and James Taylor.
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Moments of Significance by Shauna O’Briain (aka MC ANGEL) is a non-linear narrative packed with poetry, prose, fragments of memories and mediations on life, philosophy and politics from an uncompromising voice. Told through Shauna’s personal experiences of growing up on an inner-city London council estate as a White Working Class Queer woman, Moments of Significance is an exploration of society and the political told through a very personal collage of experiences.
With accounts from Shauna’s childhood poverty to the devastating family revelation in Ireland; being bullied on her estate for being a Lesbian to finding Buddhism, coping with the death of her mother to piecing together an identity through hip hop, poetry and art, Shauna reinvents the way memoirs are written and through this collection of life moments reveals layers of herself to slowly build a unique relationship with the reader.