I’m Devestated

Today, I’m absolutely devastated to hear that Prince has passed away so suddenly. It’s one of those feelings you get when someone close like a family member passes away. Prince had such a huge impact on me growing up, coming out as queer, and just helping me feel like it was okay to be in touch with my sexuality and femininity as a man. Prince was the first man I’d ever seen wear heels and makeup on TV and got praise for it. He taught me it was okay to be unapologetically you and pretty as hell while doing it. Prince gave so much life to Minnesota and the world through his music and his existence, no other artist will transend like he did. – Michael McDowell