A YEAR IN MUSIC: AMBER BRAVO
On female musicians, we should think less about the female and more about the music.
I’ve always felt that women can often be women’s harshest critics, but I think that’s less an inherent trait than it is a learned behavior. Too often, it feels like whatever little parcel in the landscape we carve out for ourselves is so rare and so scarce that we need to constantly be mindful of someone encroaching on it, staking a claim. This reduction is even more pervasive in the music industry, where when women when cast their die, they’re inevitably casting them into tiny, prescriptive boxes. They’re given progressively more room to push boundaries, but still, the legroom is pretty tight.