Osage singer-songwriter’s new album seeks to inspire two-spirit resilience

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01/07/2024

The Osage singer-songwriter Marx Cassity released their new album, “2Sacred,” on Nov. 5 as a response to a 3-year-old statistic of 33% of Native queer youth attempting suicide. Cassity goes by the name of Marca as a therapist specializing in trauma but added the “X” in their stage name, Marx, to represent the gender diversity of their own two-spirit identity. Cassity received the NDN Collective Radical Imagination Grant and support from the Osage Nation Foundation to produce their fourth album that contains 10 songs. In 2021, Cassity read statistics that showed Native queer youth have the highest risk for suicide. “I have lived experience as a two-spirit youth in the ’80s who was also suicidal and self-destructive,” they said. “I was told that I was an abomination because of the colonization I was surrounded by, and I was ostracized from my community, so I was flirting with whether or not I wanted to be alive or not at the age of 19.”

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