Out Comes Woman
With her sweet, smoky voice, Monique Mizrahi can be accused of musical entrapment.
Mizrahi is Honeybird(a singer-songwriter who plays charango, bass guitar, piano, berimbau, and percussion). Growing up in a home that did not open up about serious topics, Mizrahi found her refuge in music when she started playing piano at the age of 3. "Music is my way of expressing myself. I was playing the bass guitar by the age of 13 and I would sneak out at night to watch 120 minutes of MTV!" It was when Mizrahi moved to Italy that she dove heavily into music, bringing out all her old notebooks that she scribbled in during her early years, and started connecting deep within herself.
Mizrahi's songs in different languages for the purpose of avoiding any obstacle between her lyrics and her audience. "I want to connect with people. I want them to relate. I want to share with them every emotion that runs through my body and help each travel out so powerfully spreading more positive energy in this world," she declares.
The first song Mizrahi shared with the world was “Shaka Zulu”, which is about a warrior from South Africa. Now, her fifth and latest album “Out comes woman”was released on May 14 in New York, as she performed her “bi-mizvah” on stage with her mother, leading Mizrahi to deliver a powerful and emotional performance.
Mizrahi has always struggled to accept her sexual orientation until she finally embraced her bisexuality through talking about it and highlighting her experience through song lyrics. She wrote down her fears, sang out her struggles, and composed her self-acceptance, which helps her live in more familiarity with her once so-called “issue.” Mizrahi still gets afraid sometimes to open up, but she is much more comfortable with and finds opportunity in situations that cause tense and undesired emotions. “I want to empower others to go for it, to see colors in life, and to keep going no matter what obstacles get thrown in [their]way. Freely explore, and share your honesty in your words."
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