• 26/06/2018

The Importance of ‘They Need Us’ by Feels and Stella Donnelly

The Importance of ‘They Need Us’ by Feels and Stella Donnelly

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The Importance of ‘They Need Us’ by Feels and Stella Donnelly

I can tell you from lived experience that being a woman can be exhausting, and being a woman in the music industry – particularly the Australian music industry – is even more so. I’m a straight, white, cis female as well, so I can’t possibly even know how exhausting it can get, and I acknowledge the inherent privilege in this. What I do know is, regardless of status, position, whether you’re an artist on stage or someone working behind the scenes, or in my case a writer and editor, every woman, transperson or non-binary person in this industry would share in this exhaustion and experience to some degree. For artists, the ongoing battle of having to prove yourself against relentless and at times impossible standards both from fans and behind the scenes can be so brutal that its a wonder there are women making music at all. But there is, there always has been and always will be, because we’re tough…

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