13. the brown box
Written by Sofia Ramirez on February 7, 2020
x Kyn Doll
February 7th, 2020
“The Homoerotic Symphonies”
Kyn Doll (she/her) is an artist and fashion icon based out of Los Angeles. She is unapologetically queer and uses her platform to discuss and bring attention to issues pertaining to the communities she is a part of. Doll’s artwork celebrates black femmehood and black queerness using various mediums. Her connection to QTBIPOC music begins with the first time she ever heard a Sylvester song (an artist featured in the following playlist). “I was in the backseat of my uncle’s old Cadillac and I felt every beat vibrate through me. He opened the door to my discovery of disco, funk, and rap music made by folks of the QTPOCI community.” Though acknowledging the history of the queer and black body in music and how it has impacted her life, Doll features many contemporary artists that stand on those shoulders, celebrating the music of QTBIPOC then and now. She summarizes her experience by saying “Music made by queer people just hit different.” which I would have to agree with. You can find her on Instagram @kleptokynn and her artwork @kyndollwork.
Listen to the recording of the show here. Show starts at 3:26.