By: Alexandria Gamlin
How do you identify? Black, White, Latino, mixed, Queer, Native, AFROPUNK? With so many multicultural identities and experiences in New York and around the world, identity is becoming more personal and more of a head-scratcher for others to define. We read all your excellent comments about our "other black experience" tagline controversy that was brought up by Rolling Stone last week on their recap of AFROPUNK FEST 2012, and it got us thinking. Besides the mainstream, they're not the only ones trying to "figure it out".
Check this cool piece from Brooklyns own L Magazine, who spoke highly about the diversity and community of that was felt during the incredible weekend. Brooklyn writers talking about Brooklyn kids. We think they came close to nailing it, but if identity is fluid and personal, do you think The L is talking to you when they say:
"If The AfroPunk Festival isn't the city's best one-site free festival (and I'd argue that it almost certainly is) it definitely has the most defined identity."
Is our identity defined at all? should it be? How do you feel about other people getting a handle on YOUR AFROPUNK identity? Check the piece, and hit us in the comments and on twitter @afropunk.
THANK YOU to L Magazine for coming and having a raging good time with we, afropunks!