There's a question I have been asking myself a lot lately and that is... "What does Freedom mean?"
How can you not ask yourself that with all the violence and injustice that has dominated the news headline in the past few months?
We were brought up to believe that Freedom is the power and inalienable right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. But we all know that that's not true at all.
From Woman's Suffrage to Jim Crow laws and segregation, as well as the LGBTQ+ Human Rights laws passed in recent years and the police brutality, injustice and racism we still see so prevalent in our lives today, it is clear that we are not living in a time of true Freedom.
Freedom was not given but fought for and we continue to fight for it even to this very day.
When I think of Freedom I can't help but to think of those moments on the dance floor when you're one with the music, the community, and the vibe, but most importantly when you are one with your own mind and self; being and feeling as free as life has to offer.
When I think of Freedom, I think of a House & Techno dancefloor, where Freedom truly exists even if it's for a moment in time, for that one night on the dancefloor.
This is why we all keep coming back to the dancefloor: because we want to live and be Free.
This weekend, as you celebrate Independence Day ask yourself, "What does Freedom mean to you and what are some of the things that give you the most sense of Freedom?"
I have a feeling it just might be that dance floor we all miss so much.
Please continue to stay healthy everyone and enjoy the holiday this weekend!