In her new album, "Dirty Computer," Janelle Monáe reveals more of herself than ever before. And, in recent weeks, she has been sharing more of her story, from her background in Kansas City, Kansas, to her sexuality. A look at the music, life and persona of Janelle Monáe ... and what her story means to Kansas Citians.
- Natasha Ria El-Scari, local writer and poet
- Rachel Christia, vocalist, Pink Hawks
- Jeneé Osterheldt, culture writer, The Boston Globe (formerly a columnist of the Kansas City Star)
Janelle Monáe will perform as part of the Open Spaces Festival on Saturday, October 12. For ticketing and more information, visit OpenSpacesKC.com.