Black. Lives. Matter.
And in light of current events, it’s even more important that we do whatever we can to uplift black and POC voices.
Recently, UNICORN kickstarted its UNICORN LOVES series on our Instagram, to spread the word about black and POC queer artists and activists we love (and are sure you’ll love too).
In case you haven’t managed to catch our posts and stories, here’s a round-up of everyone we’ve featured so far. We’ll keep adding to this list as we post more.
STUDIO MUCCI (@studiomucci)
‘Unicorn, creative visionary, digital influencer’
UNICORN loves: how awesomely colourful her fashion is. ALL the rainbows, ALL the time.
BLAIR IMANI (@blairimani)
‘Public historian & author’
UNICORN loves: how effortlessly she educates AND puts down haters at the same time. #schooled
Loud Bossy Gross
LOUD BOSSY GROSS (@loudbossygross)
‘loud, bossy + gross’ self-love, body positivity and confidence activist
UNICORN loves: That name, & all the fierce anti-diet ‘love yourself’ popcorn-eating content that comes with it.
‘Entertainment entrepreneur & creative, Queer As F#*!’
UNICORN loves: Darkwah’s powerful poetry, slick style, & make-up tutorials with a side-helping of mental health & BLM advocacy.
TANYA COMPAS (@tanyacompas)
‘Founder of #QueerBlackChristmas & #ExistLoudlyFund’
UNICORN loves: how she’s a ‘self-confessed lad’, repping for the masc womxn and advocating for mental health.
INDYA MOORE (@indyamoore)
Actor (star of POSE), model & social activist
UNICORN loves: POSE, of course! And how they speak up on behalf of the black and trans communities – in their own words, ‘actions speak louder than memes’
ALOK VAID-MENON (@alokvmenon)
‘writer. performer. speaker. fashionist@’!’
UNICORN loves: Their performance art, and their interviews on being non-binary and gender fluidity (and their awesome green hair!)
MJ RODRIGUEZ (@mjrodriguez7)
Actress (star of POSE) & singer
UNICORN loves: Again, POSE! And for paving the way for trans actors in Musical Theatre.
TRAVIS ALABANZA (@travisalabanza)
‘Artist. Performs things. Makes theatre. Writes things.’
UNICORN loves: Their gender non-conforming fashion, and fight to make mainstream feminism trans-inclusive.
Singer ‘for hopeful romantics & bedroom mirror dancing queens’
UNICORN loves: Kelechi’s music, activism, and the ability to rock a cowboy hat like THAT.
One other way we can support black and POC artists as a queer community is to hand over our platforms, make space, allow QTIPOC voices to be heard and really listen.
So once you’ve browsed, liked, followed or shared these brilliant artists’ & activists’ work, make sure to check out some important organisations doing great work for the black and POC queer community.
Written by Maddie Jones & Lucy Everett