Summer is here and there are some really exciting things coming up for my music that I’m thrilled to share with you!
1) Though I did not win the Masterpeace music competition (which would have allowed me to perform in Turkey this Fall), I was selected by the judges as a wild card pick and an honorable mention! Thanks to those who voted - the website was pretty tricky and I’m so grateful to the people who took the time to figure it out.
2) I’m going back into the studio this month to record my next release! After several months of writing and composing, I have about 5-6 new songs that I feel are cohesive as an EP. Hoping to have a single and some video content ready soon, as well as a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for studio costs and touring! Stay tuned for more updates on that. :)
3) I have two free shows in NYC coming up (including one for my birthday)!
4) East Coast tour dates are still being confirmed - but based on fan interaction, my first shows outside of the NYC area should be in Boston and Washington DC. I will also be in the Detroit area in September as a speaker/performer at The Hero Roundtable (similar to TEDtalks). If you do not live in the areas that I mentioned, I’d love to hear from you! I am booking venues and universities all around the country, and I’d love to perform in your town/city, post a successful Kickstarter campaign (knocks on wood).
I’m an indie musician, which means I am able to do what I do because of wonderful people like you. Any suggestions you may have, whether they are for venues, music blogs, and/or contacts/resources I should know about are so appreciated! Emails just saying hello are cool too (firstname.lastname@example.org). :)
I would like to walk on the street one day without being reminded of my sex by perfect strangers.
No, I don’t take it as a compliment when you look me up and down and call me “sexy”.
It wasn’t sweet when you called me “beautiful” either.
You make me wish that invisibility cloaks were real. And then you make me angry for feeling as though I am the one who should disappear.
I am a female human. One with songs, and ideas, and an abnormal affinity for cookie dough ice cream.
The classification of “female” says nothing about me. It’s just biology.
When you treat me like a female, you reduce yourself to nothing more than a male. You objectify us both.
I only rolled my eyes at you when you commented on my appearance. But what I really wanted to do was to tell you that my presence does not warrant your evaluation.