MOAN ahead!! Sorry, I know I'm usually a sunshine person but I've started to experience some shite in my career purely because of my gender and have been getting SUPER frustrated with it. Last week I took to my Patreon to write a diary post about the experiences I've had (so far!) :
"...nearly every other female musician I was friends with had had the same thing - that was unless they were one of two things.
Having read it back I thought it was important to share this with everyone...
The saddest thing I've found is that everything I've said about in my post is normalised. A lot of industry 'people' don't realise that there's a problem, but when you're getting turned down based on your looks or the fact that you don't meet their expectation of what a woman Can Do (here's a tip - gender doesn't mean you can or can't do ANYTHING!) and not because your music is bad - it starts to GRATE.
You can read the whole post on my Patreon here, I would encourage you to take a look, and join the discussion.
Love and hugs