Dear Diary: I'm Over Injustices

Dear Diary: I'm Over Injustices

In Her Monthly Column For V, Liz Nistico, One Half Of Pop Duo Holychild, Takes Us Into Her World, Her Mind, And Her Experiences As An Artist In An Industry Fixated On Polished Personae. Here, She Opens Up About The Highs And Lows And All Things That Glitter But Are Rarely Gold

In Her Monthly Column For V, Liz Nistico, One Half Of Pop Duo Holychild, Takes Us Into Her World, Her Mind, And Her Experiences As An Artist In An Industry Fixated On Polished Personae. Here, She Opens Up About The Highs And Lows And All Things That Glitter But Are Rarely Gold

Hi.

My name is Liz, I’m the singer in HOLYCHILD, and I have a column for V Magazine in which every month I post photos and diary entries from my normal and reckless life.

This month, I wrote a lot, but it all seems self-involved and insignificant in comparison to the state of affairs in the U.S.A. Throughout history, there have been periods where humans had an apocalyptic state of mind, where it was in the shared consciousness that the world was ending. However with all the police brutality towards blacks, the ever widening economic divide, seemingly no end to mass shootings and global warming—in addition to internationally-influential characters such as ISIS and Trump advocating violence and war as the be all end all—it certainly feels like the end is near. Or at least that Rome, or the United States of America as we know it, is falling before our eyes.

It’s so obvious people are craving change.

However if change has not been a precedent, there is an immense amount of work needed to restructure public opinion so people realize they have the power to make a difference.

We’re fortunate that the U.S. has had a taste of its ability to evolve. Gay marriage is now legal; universal health care is moving toward a reality; feminism is a trendy topic. And yet, I don’t need to offend my audience by mentioning how truly far we are from a world of equality.

There have been a myriad of articles on how we can channel our frustration into meaningful action (my favorite here) and I feel relieved that our entire culture is finally speaking out for gun control and to stop systemic racism. On good days, I’m optimistic that politicians will start to hear these cries. But often I’m cynical that we’ll transform given that probably half of Congress still doesn't believe Obama was born in this country.

There are things we have to do right now. We need to contact our city and state representatives for better gun control and to hold police accountable for their actions, we need to protest, we need to elect progressive officials who fight for the people and not for exploitative multinational corporations.

However amongst all of this, we cannot forget to empower one another in this fight for equality. We’re in this together. Racial injustice, skewed power dynamics, the 1% controlling our country, classism, a rigged political and economic system affect all of us! If you are white please proudly label yourself an ally on this journey. There is a revolution upon us and we need to unite to spark lasting change.

Love always prevails; separation is an illusion and we will not stop making art until equality for everybody in the world has been achieved.

May this be the final day of past injustices.

x Liz

PS. Enjoy photos from this month while we have been recording. We feel free in LA and wish everyone could too :(

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