Music has been the friend that never let me down. My best memories are rooted in festivals and shows and my friends mostly work in music; no matter what, my life will always center on this safe space, and it’s all because of places like PHASER, where people that don’t live in central cities can experience a life where they don’t have to feel marginalized, and for those of us in cities to learn more about things happening in our backyards.

I am so proud of all that the staff and I were able to accomplish together during my time as an Editor-in-Chief at PHASER, and I believe we did vital work, especially as we increasingly fought against a particularly turbulent political, social, financial, and even at times environmental, climate. Now more than ever in our lifetime, this might be the time to prove why the music community is stronger than ever….