When I am invited into a new community, event or experience, I look for these things:
Does it have dance.
Does it have art.
Does it have music.
Does it have play.
Are the children and grandparents present?
Colonization is a real thing which has impacted each and everyone of us. If any of the above are not present in any community space or event, I have to evaluate — why not?
We are all allowed to live our life the way it was meant to be lived. Open yourself to who you really are. Play your music, live your life, bring the family — and celebrate. See you out there.