For women in the metal scene, camaraderie and skill help rock and roll over the sexist trolls
Brown is retiring this year, and the university she leaves is very different from the one of her tenure suit that began more than 30 years ago. But while much has changed, Brown’s story contains a certain timelessness, particularly in the current struggle by women against institutions traditionally dominated by men. Like an Austen novel, Brown’s battle forces a reckoning with the type of sexism society tries to hide from itself. As Brown says, “Making the people who had done this have to defend themselves and be accountable, that was worth it.”
There are many talented people in the Boston service industry who have chosen this line of work because we like it ... and we usually do OK for ourselves financially.
Surround yourself with and support fellow female musicians and musicians of color.
Breweries also host their own events outside of the conference at local bars, restaurants and breweries. This year, some of those events were held at strip clubs...
While the craft beer division has been making strides compared to the beer industry as a whole, there’s still a helluva lot of work to do.
“It’s one thing to have poetry events in Cambridge, but there is really no accessible slam on this side of the river in Boston,” says slammaster Janae Johnson. “One of our main goals is to have an accessible venue where poets can express themselves in a safe space free of racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, et cetera.”
If you're a student who blew through your semester’s savings by the end of September, someone who hands over each paycheck directly to their landlord, or someone busy working to find work, sneezing next to one of greater Boston's many arts institutions can feel like an overdraft threat to your bank account. That should’t be the case, and in many instances, it’s not.