Weekly Playlist: Girl Power

Posted on Mar 9 2016 - 10:15am by Alice McKelvey

What’s up? This week we’re celebrating Women’s History Month.  This playlist is all about the girl power and features a plethora of styles and genres, all of which are played by female-fronted bands and musicians.  Pretty cool, huh?

According to diversityinc.com, National Women’s History Month can trace its roots back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month.
After being a background character to our own lives for so long, we women have taken a stand and are slowly gaining back what we have lost after living under an arguably patriarchal-dominated society for the last 2,000+ years.

Using music as a tool of empowerment for women has only been a pretty recent doing.  There is still a sense of mediocrity associated with female acts, which is completely bonkers considering how much talent some of these women have.

We’ve got everything from Grimes to Celine Dion, so you can bet your bottom dollar that you’re in for a good ride.  Check out the playlist online to listen to some bona fide girl tunes.

– Alice McKelvey