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Bridging the Gap~February 11th, 2020: Self-love, "Can I Get An Amen?"

David LaChapelle for Rolling Stone magazine

Like the Queen, RuPaul says in every episode of Drag Race: "If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gon' love somebody else? Can I get an 'Amen?'"

Ahead of Friday the 14th this week, I've decided to do a show full of self-love and empowerment based on artists like Lizzo (pictured), Nina Simone, and Emily King whose lyrics remind us not to lose ourselves in someone else, and that we set the bar on the kind of love we deserve by how well we love ourselves first - which for a lot of us (me) is easier said than done. These songs are meant to help us learn that lesson while keeping our heads held high. AMEN (and a-lady)!.

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Paige Okamura (DJ Mermaid) is a keiki papa of Māeaea, Waialua, Oʻahu. She's fluent in Hawaiian and is currently pursuing her MA in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her expertise in Hawaiian music is based out of her love for her language and her culture. She honed her expertise in Hawaiian music at KTUH FM Honolulu as the former host of the Hawaiian language show "Kīpuka Leo" before branching out to create her own bi-lingual show "Kai Leo Nui." She's also a versatile club DJ trained by our very own dj mr. nick with an eclectic, diverse musical library. She hosts Hawaiʻi Kulāiwi and is the Tuesday night host of "Bridging The Gap."
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