Introducing April Kae to We Speak!

In some ways, this is a strange time for me to join We Speak, in other ways it’s the perfect time. In an industry re-re-re-waking up to the importance of centering Black, queer people, I’m honored to walk arm-in-arm with We Speak as we push for change. And COVID-19 has made all the more clear the far reaching effects of injustice, and the importance of sustained and targeted action.⁠
Here are some fun facts about me:
1️⃣ I play guitar, bass, sing, and compose and produce music. ⁠
2️⃣ I have a vocal booth and recording studio in my bedroom. ⁠
3️⃣ I’m in a band with my sister @cockroach.princess (who I live live with), @loveimanigold.⁠
4️⃣ @loveimanigold is also an art collective and we have a social justice blog (imanigold.com/blog).⁠
5️⃣ I don’t shave my armpits.⁠
6️⃣ I moved to New York to work on Wall Street. (I’m not in finance anymore, though.) ⁠
7️⃣ I care a lot about mental health.⁠
8️⃣ I’m working on a master's in social work. ⁠
9️⃣ I’m a public speaker on topics including mental-health, creativity, and social justice.⁠
🔟 I’ve recently started shooting self-portraits, and am enjoying the exploration of self-love and body confidence.