Maisyn, also known as Jessie Mason, has graced us all with her ode to womanhood —tender grittiness and all— with her latest single “Pool Party” off her upcoming EP. Known for her coming-of-age like narratives laid on a bed of dreamy guitar rhythmics, Maisyn bares it all. Taking a cathartic approach, the songstress describes her journey with self-image and body dysmorphia in her latest track. What is created is a beautiful showcase of the singer’s everchanging and evergreen relationship she has with herself.
“I gave myself permission to reach for the darkest places, and I wound up with a song about the subtle invasiveness and shame of body dysmorphia. Once I started actually speaking to my experience the song took shape effortlessly,” shares Maisyn on “Pool Party”.
While we continue to wait for her EP to release in September, Maisyn shared her self-care list with Flaunt, which pairs nicely with “Pool Party” playing in the background.
Journaling - I try to journal every morning! I sit at my kitchen table which is my favorite spot in my apartment. It really helps me focus when I have tons of thoughts swirling around in my head.
Putting on an outfit I like - Getting dressed has always been really important to me! I feel like expressing yourself through what you wear is really affirming. When I’m wearing something I feel comfortable and confident in it’s easier to be myself.
Exercising/being outside - I tend to overthink and spend a lot of time in my head, so moving around literally helps me get back in my body. I like walking / running around my neighborhood!
Talking to people I care about - I used to have this idea that “self-care” was supposed to be secluded and solitary, but it really helps me to reach out and be around people I love.
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