As a queer disabled woman, Canal is passionate about these issues and representation. When she’s not singing or writing songs, she is an activist.
As the person that grew up moving around a lot, one of the critical lessons I learned is that it’s really damaging to be in an environment where everyone looks and sounds and thinks exactly like you, particularly through media, because that’s how we are receiving signal of what the rest of the world is like.”
“Being exposed to people of all kinds is very important to be an empathetic, holistic, compassionate person and for people to have an understanding of what the things are that do matter and the policies that need to change,” Canal elaborated.
With two EPs under her belt, an acting credit for her role in an episode of Little America on Apple TV+, opening for Hozier on tour earlier this year, and now headlining her own tour with Sammy Rae and the Friends, Canal is busy.
“Something they never tell you about your dreams coming true is that very, very quickly they become a memory,” Canal said. “Knocking things off my bucket list has made me more nostalgic and kind of missing the naivete of being 13 and [believing] anything is possible.”
Canal’s tour starts in London on September 5.
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