It’s Wednesday! Woo! Halfway through the week, y’all.
Wednesday, in the social media world, usually means one of two things:
1. We’ll reference Mean Girls ” On Wednesdays We Wear Pink.” in some way, shape, or form.
2. WCW. Women Crush Wednesday.
Well, since I’m not wearing pink today, I’d like to have #2 lay the groundwork for today’s blog post on this beautiful Wednesday.
Here at 6/8 Music, we love to support, honor, respect and crush on women (#womecrush) in the world who are seeking to follow their dreams, encourage other women, all while casting and binding the chains set up by the voices of generations and societies before us. This is the time; these continue to be the moments to seize and build up other women. It’s been so emotional and inspiring to see women, on an international level, from all walks of life stand up, step up, and make changes in the world.
Several local organizations have harnessed their pain and dismay for the world and how it’s treating women, and in turn, created networks run by empowered women who yearn just to inspire and empower others. Here are a few of them inspiring me today:
CatCall NYC [ Instagram: @wearecatcall]
Catcall, co-founded by music publicity maven Britany Brave. Headquartered in NYC, this non-profit organization produces an array of events around the city that connects female artists, allowing them to support one another through opportunities that enable multiple organizations and individuals to create one incredible event. A perfect example of this: last CatCall event I attended was a SoFar show. They had raffle prizes for organic beauty products from a company created and founded by women, all while three separate all-female acts stole the night away with a beautiful show in the heart of Chelsea.
Music Beyond Inc. [Instagram: musicbeyond_org]
Music Beyond is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that empowers individuals through music and outreach in developing countries, currently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Music Beyond was founded by Toyko native and NYC resident Kaori Fujii. Kaori founded this non- profit organization to empower women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo three years ago. Kaori personally leads trips down to Congo multiple times a year and mentors, guides, and nurtures women from all walks of life through music lessons. By instilling musical abilities within the women of Congo, Kaori and her team find higher-self esteem, inspired, and healthier women looking to lead their families and communities. Find out more:
Find out more about Music Beyond, here.
#WomenCrush Music [ Instagram: womencrushmusic]
#WomenCrush Music (WCM) was founded by NY native and local Ashley Kervabon. This organization was launched to provide opportunities for female songwriters regardless of where they find themselves in their career. Whether they are looking to just stick to doodling lyrics at a coffee house, or looking to perform locally, or record another album and go on tour, the support and opportunity is equal and available for all. #WomenCrush Music seeks to connect other female artists with both the new and the established in the industry, offering them unique business and music opportunities that are hard to seek and sift through in such a male-dominated industry.
Find out more about WomenCrush Music, here.
You can see this incredible organization’s work first hand this evening (Wednesday, January 31st!) at their #WomenCrush Music Showcase at Rockwood Hall, Stage 3. Details below!
Music starts at 7pm – $10 – 21+
Just love what these organizations are doing! I’m proud to know many of these founding members of these organizations and will continue to support and empower them my fellow sisters in music however I can.