Are any women musicians having advice for times of self doubt?

My partner thinks about stopping music because she had really bad experiences with fellow musicians especially men affecting dramatically her self confidence.

Advice & support would be appreciated :)

Thanks ! Boost !


I think a simple rational answer is "peers and mentors". In the fields dominated by man a-holes having other women as mentors and peers is the only path to change. Women teachers and other female musicians.

Set absolute boundary to mysoginy and subtle sexism. Reach out to feminist groups, festivals and organisations. Have feminist men as allies- unfortunately their word can be taken more seriously when you need to convince male colegue about his mysoginy and why it is harmful.


i forgot 'role models':

Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), Grimes, Peaches, Amanda Palmer, even Kurt Cobain ("I like the comfort in knowing that women are the only future in rock and roll").

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@luka Yes we are massive fans of Amanda Palmer & my partner is very inspired by her as a musician.

Amanda is a really good example of a musician who doesn't have a perfect voice / playing but who knows how to reach people / the audience, which is the point of art really, connecting.

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