spin it, sister / by mrm

It's true that I'm pulling a lot of examples from the Bay Area, y'all, I know. But hey, I live here. (Also, I will happily take suggestions!) Anyway, I think it's pretty kick-ass that there's so much to talk about here in my own backyard, and I'm making a point of covering organizations that focus on various aspects of oppression/liberation. 

So I'm moving on to the utterly fabulous folks at Women's Audio Mission. Here's the skinny: "Women's Audio Mission is a San Francisco based, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts. In a field where women are chronically under-represented (less than 5%), WAM seeks to 'change the face of sound' by providing hands-on training, experience, career counseling and job placement to women and girls in media technology for music, radio, film, television and the internet. WAM believes that women's mastery of music technology and inclusion in the production process will expand the vision and voice of media and popular culture." So cool! They offer a variety of classes, a super-fab program for young girls, and (hello!) online training. Did you catch that statistic a minute ago about how fewer than 5% of the people in music production and recording are women? 

Per usual, you can give them your monies. You can also buy a tshirt! And you can encourage a girl or woman in your life who's interested in making music to take some control and responsibility for her sound, and get involved in WAM!