'Welcome to the clubhouse' – I Am Fearless by Brodie Lancaster

The day I sat down to write this story, something amazing was happening on Twitter.

Jessica Hopper, a music critic, editor and my friend/hero/mentor, tweeted a call-out to her followers: Gals/other marginalized folks: what was your 1st brush (in music industry, journalism, scene) w/ idea that you didn’t “count”?

Within a day she had over 400 responses from women of all ages, but one in particular really stood out to me. Emma Garland, a fellow music writer, replied to Jessica, “high school, aged 12, having to reel off a detailed list of album/song titles before any boy would accept that i liked green day

Read More