“My Body, My Blood” is my most personal and political album yet; it focuses not only on my specific narrative of transitioning as a transfeminine, non-binary person but also on much broader (trans)gender-related topics such as violent resistance against transmisogyny, trans representation/visibility in the media, and the decolonization of transness as well as gender in general.
As with every other album that I have released online over the years, this album is available to download for free, with an option to pay whatever you want. Any money that I receive from Bandcamp purchases for this album will be directly donated to trans women and transfeminine people in need or to charity organizations dedicated to helping the trans community.
released May 20, 2016
All music has been arranged by me, Matt Margo.
Cover art has been provided by Sara June Woods. More of Sara’s work can be found at moonbears.biz
“My Body” features audio from Alok Vaid-Menon’s 2015 video interview “The Pain & Empowerment of Choosing Your Own Gender.”
“Before Anything” features audio from CeCe McDonald’s 2014 video interview “Putting the ‘T’ in LGBT.”
“Lives Lost” features audio from Brandon “Lil B” McCartney’s 2015 television appearance on MSNBC.
“To Exist” features audio of Joshua Jennifer Espinoza reading her poem “wind poem.” More of Jennifer’s work can be found at joshuajenniferespinoza.com
“My Blood” features audio from Leslie Feinberg’s 2007 lecture “Beyond Pink or Blue: The Transgender Movement, Yesterday, Today and the Future.” It also concludes with audio from a Facebook video clip of a young woman firing a handgun into a lake. In the video clip, the words “MY BLOOD” are visible on the back of the young woman’s shirt.