Posts tagged "feminism"

Female Empowerment In The Music Industry: The NYC Office Of Media And Entertainment Offering $500,000 in Grants

It’s no secret that within the music industry sexism still runs rampant, an unfortunate hard-to-swallow pill that all of us have to face when we talk about female representation in music, as well as the lack of career opportunities available. It’s less about the lack of opportunity, and more so

Written by Jenna Dreisenstock Feature Image: Emily Lazar As the Me Too movement continues it’s propulsion into the mainstream, it’s uplifting to see those in positions of power – that includes fame – use their voices, and the means at their disposal to do what they can in the fight

Written by Jenna Dreisenstock Image Credit: Brendan O’Connor Within all spaces of the media world, as is continuously proven; the public’s perception of a womxn’s physical appearance (as in general situations) always goes as such – one would assume, that a womxn’s physical appearance when putting herself out there as

Written by Jenna Dreisenstock Image Credit: Leland Bobbé For many of us, expressing our true selves in the face of adversity can be an absolutely terrifying prospect – especially when it comes to breaking away from the gender-norms that have been so insidiously ingrained in us since birth. When I speak

Written by Jenna Dreisenstock Image Credit: Unknown (Please, let us know if you recognise the image so we can add in the credit!) Not long ago, I briefly spoke about the importance of critically examining how we all, as music lovers, need to make sure we create inclusive spaces for

Written by Jenna Dreisenstock Artwork Credit: Unknown (As always, please let us know if you know the artist so we can add in their credit!) Often we’re quick to forget that creators in the public eye – those we admire, whether they be writers, directors, artists or musicians; are flawed

Written by Jenna Dreisenstock Firstly, let me begin this article with a simple disclaimer: this type of action to protect womxn and assist them in protecting themselves shouldn’t be necessary – what’s most important for creating safe spaces for womxn is changing perspectives, societal norms and breaking down misogyny –

8-10 December 2016 Berlin HEROINES OF SOUND presents female pioneers and women of the current electronic music scene, crossing bridges between genres. Premiered in 2014, Heroines Of Sound Festival presents concerts, performances and discussions with 32 artists from 11 different countries from 10th – 12th July 2015 at Radial system

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