How does the music you make contribute to dialogue about work and labour, feminism or social justice?
It is questions like this that bring tears to my eyes. I’ve always felt incredibly interested in raising up the voices of women, including my own. From a young age I was often told I was ‘too loud’. My exuberant, booming voice and persona always seemed as if they were too much for the rest of the world. So in my life I sought out destructive ways to tone myself down.
After reading an article in the NYTimes I felt compelled to write to the world of the internet in hopes of gaining more knowledge and potentially starting a helpful dialogue on the subject of gender. I do find a lot of the things mentioned in the article below and the way they are mentioned very problematic, however I have had so many thoughts around the ever changing gender debate that I thought I’d share something I just read.
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Although I didn’t win the competition, I have recently been reminded of Iceland once again. It happens about once a year my life is infiltrated with signs or people that are somehow connected to this wonderful place. This time round I realized I never did share my amazing stories and one of my most memorable moments on my trip. A moment that solidified friendship and will never stop making me laugh…ooo and produced some of the best photos…