15 Wishes From BSA To You: Wish No. 12: Wear a Costume

We’re finishing the decade and we’re completing the year. More importantly, you are still here. And so is our holiday tradition of BSA wishes for the new year.

Certainly there is much work to be done, and we believe that art and the creative spirit can heal our people, our cities, our nations, our planet. May we all look toward 2020 with a clear vision.

At BSA our hearts are full and our minds are untroubled as we look confidently toward these new days- with hopes and wishes for the New Year – and a daily image that inspired us in 2019.


Wear A Costume

photo ©REUTERS/Gustavo Graf

It shouldn’t only be parade revelers who get to dress as Monarch’s as these folks did in the annual Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City, Mexico, on October 27 this year. Cosplay, the kids are calling it.

“We know from psychology that we all play different roles through the day and week,” says Robin S. Rosenberg, a clinical psychologist at University of California at San Francisco. “Different aspects of me — ‘psychologist,’ ‘wife,’ ‘mother’ — come to the fore in different contexts. I became curious about people who truly inhabit a role, and what’s coming to the fore when you wear a costume.”

RuPaul taught us all a long time ago, whether its a Brooks Brothers suit or a tutu or a nurses scrubs or a police uniform, it’s all drag. We wish the opportunity to try on another persona sometime in 2020.