QUEST Pride Spirit Day & Picnic welcomes alum musician

QUEST Pride Spirit Day & Picnic welcomes alum musician

Boston musician Eph See ‘18 paid a visit to their alma mater in late April as part of QUEST’s Pride Spirit Day & Picnic celebration. 

The Dorchester native and recent Northeastern graduate, who currently serves as the artist in residence at Inly School in Scituate, performed two songs — “Vitamins” and “Casual Carelessness” — for an April 26 morning assembly at the Upper School. That same day they also met with Showstoppers cast members and the Black Girl Magic affinity group at the Middle School. 

Eph See '18

See began their performance in the CFA’s Hale Theater by giving a shout-out to their arts teachers. They said their first song, “Vitamins,” was about “the little things that you do to keep yourself afloat” while the second song, “Casual Carelessness,” was a break-up song. 

“I really hope you can’t relate to this one,” they said with a smile. 

See followed up their performance by participating in a brief Q&A with a panel of QUEST student leaders. They told students that they try to listen to everything, feel as much as possible, and become inspired by their own life. 

“I write about love, and the love I experience is queer,” they said in response to one question. 

Upper School Theater Director Kelly Hines P ‘18, ‘19 welcomed See back to Hale Theater and said they helped to shape Thayer’s theater program into what it is today. Hines also called See “a fierce ally and protective friend” who initiated Thayer’s first Diversity Day. 

“Their sparkle and light were obvious from the start,” said Hines. 

The day’s celebration also included rainbow spirit dress to support the Academy’s LGBTQIA+ students and an end-of-day picnic in front of Southworth Library. 

QUEST (Queer Union for Education and Support at Thayer) is Thayer’s gay/straight alliance at the Upper School. The organization works to improve awareness and acceptance of differences in students’ sexual orientation and gender identity.


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