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A Woman’s World

At Women's Rock Camp, playing music is an empowering, supportive, nonjudgmental affair.

Two and a half years ago, at age 33, I started playing drums. I joined a rock band, recorded an EP, and went on tour. Although I’ve been writing about music my entire adult life, there were a few things about being in a band that surprised me, like how gigs involve a lot of hurrying up and waiting (to play to three people), how little you get paid (if at all), and how excited crowds are outside of the Bay Area. But, as a woman, there was a whole other set of issues I wasn’t prepared to deal with...

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