Sam Bloom

She / Her
Self-taught sewist

I am a happily divorced Black queer femme and mama to two babies with whom I share life. I practice solo polyamory and am romantically involved with my best friend. I love to sew clothes for my own extraordinary body. I will sometimes sew for people I love and like and for people who pay me.

What influence does music have in your life as a creative?:

Music helps get me through. My girlfriend and I send each other songs that remind us of each other…kind of like the 2021 version of making a mix tape dedicated to someone. Some songs act as “bookmarks” for meaningful moments in my life.

Tell us about your playlist:

The following songs for me (and for you) to remember how radical it is for me as Black queer femme to love and to be loved specifically by Black trans queers and the fact that it is not actually radical, this love. What is radical is the way that my love is given without bounds (and with boundaries) to those who I share my life with.

Listen to this in order. Light some herbs in your preferred method. Look up the lyrics. The story behind the lyrics. Notice the beautiful story that is woven together by the lyrics and rhythms of each hand chosen tune.

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[not] Radical

  1. Bloom – Bonus Track – The Paper Kites
  2. Butterflies – Live At The House Of Blues, New Orleans / 2003 – Floetry
  3. Brown Skin – India.Arie
  4. Sunny Days – Allen Stone
  5. Feels So Good ◑ – HONNE, Anna of the North
  6. Hello Welcome – HOMESHAKE
  7. Paper Thin – Lianne La Havas
  9. Distance – Emily King
  10. If You Let Me – Sinead Harnett, GRADES
  11. Jungle Lady – LION BABE
  12. We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off – Ella Eyre
  13. Can I – Alina Baraz, Galimatias
  14. Mad About You – Son Little
  15. Maggot Brain – Funkadelic
  16. Angel (Live) – Lalah Hathaway
  17. Fortunate – Maxwell
  18. Lost Without U – Robin Thicke
  19. How Deep Is Your Love – Acoustic Version – PJ Morton, Alex Isley
  20. Is This Love – Allen Stone