Fulcrum Point Presents: Joy Guidry's Radical Acceptance

@ Constellation

Friday, July 1 ~~ 8:30PM

3111 N Western Ave Chicago IL 60618
8:30pm. Proof of Covid vaccination is required upon entry.
You can watch the livestream here: https://youtu.be/zXXqqR0fNgc
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AuxIn: Connected! is a series of pop-up parties connecting rising professionals with emerging musicians throughout Chicago. Held in clubs and bars, each mixer features a unique line-up of new art music designed to stimulate curiosity and conversation. Come solo or bring a date, grab a drink, and experience something completely new.
Radical Acceptance is the title of Joy’s new album, and it tells their story of processing trauma, self-care, self-love, and finding hope for the future. Drawing inspiration from the work of Sonya Renee Taylor, who has defined radical self-love as “its own entity, a lush and verdant island are offering safe harbor for self-esteem and self-confidence.” While Joy’s musical offerings represent a range of musical idioms and methodologies from improvisation and graphic scores to multimedia and gospel, the uniting principle for Guidry is a focus on the importance of affirmation, validation, and self-care.
Guidry states, “Radical acceptance is a personal practice that has evolved in my life over the past year. This doesn't mean there aren't still tough times, but times of warmth and comfort are much more present these days. I will never be able to change my past, the things that hurt me, but I can live a peaceful and beautiful life of my own creation. The most important thing I've had to teach myself is that there is nothing wrong with my body or my brain. My body is fat and I struggle with my mental health daily, and neither of those things makes me any less of a human being. I know that my Black, Fat, Queer, and Non-binary body is valid in every way. Learning to love my whole self unconditionally will be a lifelong journey, but I am just so happy to be where I am today. This is my radical acceptance.”
The concert features Joy Guidry on bassoon, theremin, voice, electronics, and video.
This concert was curated for the AuxIn Series by Caitlin Edwards. See less