Whenever I am touring or doing readings, inevitably I get approached by Tegan and Sara fans who share touching stories about the ways TnS have moved them, helped them come out, changed their lives. I am always so heartened to hear these stories but never surprised because in so many ways they have done the same for me. They have consistently believed in me and supported my work, and for this I feel incredibly grateful.
But perhaps most importantly, by being fearless, outspoken, and persistent, especially in a world that is often telling queers that we don’t exist or shouldn’t exist, they are two of my greatest inspirations. Through them I have learnt that it’s possible for me to be all of me in everything I do and so much of what I love about being queer is embodied by them.
Needless to say, I am so thrilled to share what Sara Quin loves about being queer:
"What I love about being Queer is that its ME. It has helped define My Art, My Voice, My Aesthetic and My Politics. Being Queer has encouraged me to speak out and to stand up. It’s forced me to take an active role in the world around me and its pushed me to demand the same from others. It’s made me a Role Model. I love being Queer."
-Sara Quin (New York/Montreal)