Funk God's purpose is clear...To spread the gospel of funk! But what is funk? Funk is
a rhythm, an offbeat syncopation. To be funky means to exist on a unique groove;
to view the world through a distinct perspective, and to enjoy all the universe has to offer... if one can manage all that funkiness!
Funk is a philosophy existing for the purpose of ordering chaos and journeying towards transcendent growth and harmony, often through creativity, self-expression, and awareness. It integrates traditional wisdoms, contemporary psychology, and various spiritual and philosophical practices, describing them through a lens of personal and universal funkiness.
Funk is about finding meaning, pleasure, and peace in oneself and life, yet as many funkedelics have realized, living in a state of sublimity can often mean a struggle to reach the good funks and combat bad funks. Being funky is no easy task, but it is possible, and this is where Funk God comes in.
While funk is a way of existence for many people, Funk God is inextricably tied to the life of its founder and namesake Laura Becker. Laura began the development of Funk God in 2017 when she used the name for her blog. The title was an ironic play on egotism which combined with her growing love for funk music and poking fun of her differences. Growing up Laura was a sensitive and artistic yet shy and awkward girl who had always been aware of her eccentricity and the love/hate relationship she had with often being labeled as "unique" when people didn't know how to perceive her. As an adolescent and young person Laura struggled deeply with her identity and self- esteem, leading to depression, anxiety, CPTSD, and other mental health concerns.
Although she remained a curious and creative soul, she felt like the world had no place for her and her non-conformity. Eventually after much existential crisis, Laura began the practice of radical self-acceptance and realizing her true gifts, evolving Funk God in the process. The results of her struggle and reflection culminated in the Funk God mantra of shifting pessimistic views into healthy self-acceptance through awareness and indulgence of everything funky. Today, Funk God's persona serves as a vehicle for advocating these principals through various mediums both online and in traditional community-based advocacy work. As Laura continues her journey of self-discovery, she aims to help others do the same by beginning her mission in spreading the gospel of funk through dialogues and creative means.
Help Spread the Gospel of Funk in your own life by expressing your authentic spirit and encouraging positive energies through aesthetics, décor, and everything groovy.