May 30, 2023

‘It’s About Honoring Your Truth’ [Video]

Janelle Monáe not too long ago sat down with Sirius XM’s The Cagle Present and mentioned figuring out as non-binary and its significance.

The Glass Onion actress defined her strategy to discussing her id and the way doing so can affect others.

“I think it’s all about just honoring your truth and your authenticity, and whatever that may look like,” Monáe advised host Jess Cagle. “I’m not this arrogant person that thinks I have all the answers, so I think for me, it’s about making sure I’m also saying to people, ‘Further investigate who you are,’ you know?”

“Allow yourself to discover something new about yourself. Open up your mind to different possibilities, and listen to folks who are saying, ‘This is who I am. This is how I feel inside and outside.’”

“I think all of it, to me, is important as we evolve as humanity, as we understand more about gender, as we understand more about sexuality,” added the “Make Me Feel” musician. “So, I’m just keeping an open mind about it all.”

Final yr, the Grammy-nominated musician got here out along with her non-binary id whereas on an episode of Pink Desk Speak:” I simply don’t see myself as a girl, solely. I really feel all of my vitality,” she mentioned. “I feel like God is so much bigger than the ‘he’ or the ‘she.’”

“And if I am from God, I am everything. But I will always, always stand with women. I will always stand with Black women. But I just see everything that I am, beyond the binary.”