Happy International Trans Day of Visibility!
Mila Jam, a trans musician and superstar-in-the-making, just released the uplifting song “Faces,” which is a bona fide LGBTQ anthem.
Better yet, in an age when we're all unapologetic narcissists, she steps aside and allows countless familiar (Candis Cayne! Laverne Cox! Ari Gold! Tituss Burgess!) and otherwise faces to take over her music video for the track — you gotta watch. It's that happy feeling you get when you show up at your first gay-pride parade and see the sheer numbers and diversity of the other people like and semi-like you who showed up, too.
From a press release, Mila says:
“Faces” is about looking in that mirror and hearing do I belong, am I enough, will someone love me for who I really am? We wear smiles all the time but hide in fear and loathing because we feel different. The journey is universal no matter who you are. And, working through the dark uncertainties is all about learning to radiate your own light. Bravely. Unapologetically. Authentically. Happily.
All iTunes proceeds from the single will be donated to the ONEPULSE Foundation to help the victims of the Pulse massacre.
Video after the jump ...