Reblogged from nprmusic
But I’m a witch. I actually de-baptised myself. And what’s great about being transgender is you’re born with a natural religion. It applies almost across the board no matter what culture or economic group or nation that you’re from — you’re almost automatically a witch. None of the patriarchal monotheisms will have you. It’s very clear that in most of those religions you’d be put to death. In many parts of the world you still are put to death.
—from “Future Feminism,” Antony Hegarty’s seven-and-a-half minute, “pretty much off the cuff” monologue delivered in Copenhagen in September 2011 and released today on the live album Cut the World. Read (and hear) the full speech in Ann Powers’ essay on stage banter as a statement of purpose.
Photo by Jan Erik Svendsen