Opening to new album by the Long - Distance Lovers:
This shit is tight, this right here (Mind Body, Cunt, yes even Craft)
Repeat after me:
I am a dope ass artist, I make really fucking good work.
I am a good ass human. I am loyal and caring
and I can tell my friends I love them.
I am funny/silly, I am fighting denial, i am real.
I'm so fucking worthwhile I ravage communities of past lovers with my particular mix of being amazing
(to recap: smart [don't undercut yourself here]
and perceptive [not manipulative],
goofy AF and lovin it,
ima good friend, and I should let others care for me sometimes)
I am sexy, I am latinx first generation Dominican-American babe.
I will say yes
I will be more open, trusting
I will love and help others, you know, uplift. Everybody.
[these are where the art can pick up, imagining futures for who I want to be
as well as more global hopes. Change starts here]
I will not fear, I will envision the future, and I will aim and fail big.
And sometimes I'll succeed.
I can do anything
I will state the un/reasonable fears and angers,
I will then move on from them. I will ask for what I need.
I will not compare myself to others, because I am me and they are them,
and this shit is scary good.
This shit is so good, they had to run
Or be sucked up into it.
I am not for the faint of heart.
My work is dope.
I am strong.
My name is tikva nohemi lantigua tejeda.
This is my mantra.