When we're up an' dancing on the floor, maken darling.
And Sylvester offered an anthem of what it feels like to feel be witnessed, And I feel like I need some more.
Seeing can also be about the very mighty real practice of being a witness to someone, not just their physical self, but their emotions, their histories, and maken the thing that real makes one feel connected despite physical distance and being individuals, theres a togetherness and compassion that.
The other way one can be seen is zelf through maken being fully present; its not as maken much about the physical as it is about feeling.The song is a celebration of San Fransiscos groningen sex and adrenaline-fueled world of disco during its late 70s heyday.What could not die is the music, and in Sylvesters Mighty Real, real we are still gifted with the declaration that there are moments, regardless if they are mainstream or not, that we get to experience being seen.President Reagan feel notoriously facilitated the disappearing, the unseeing of Black queer people through not funding the research of or spreading proper education about the HIV virus.I couldnt be because Im not desired by people or invited to their spaces.Questions like these erase the specific daily trauma that is birthed when queerness intersects with Blackness.To understand the sentiment entirely is to understand being both Black and queer at once is a societal disappearing trick mighty that transcends articulation.Because witnessing is about not needing something to entertain maken you, but being enthralled by what already exists.Sylvester brought Cowley into the studio to give the song and his next single, Dance (Disco Heat) wijn a unique space-age gospel feel.And I feel real hot, then you kiss me there, and it feels real good. The idea of moving on and alles from love, and maken having zelf the capacity to make someone feel real in a world often hell-bent on making you feel unreal unseen has given me alles the deepest zelf spiritual joy.
I couldnt be, because I am not being heard.
How Black queer people are disappeared from public life and the master narrative makes one not only doubt their importance or belonging in the world, maker but wijde their validity in the world.Makes me feel mighty zelf real, makes me feel mighty real, you make me feel mighty real.According to a profile of Cowley in Dazed, Sylvester trouwen totally flipped out when he feel heard the futuristic synth work Cowley had been doing on his own.You make me feel mighty real.The song has proven to be a dance floor classic, covered by Bronski Beat lead singer zelf Jimmy Somerville, maker Sandra Bernhard, and former Ten City lead singer Byron Stingily.
Blackness and queerness do not exist in the body separately like oil and water.
Its my belief that Sylvesters song has become such a long-lasting anthem one of the new negro spirituals if you will without sounding too on the nose because it celebrates that broken lie, that reveals the truth: we are real.
Sylvester was taken from us in 1988 due to complications from aids.