At age 29, Sevdaliza has already lived many lives – Iranian refugee, professional basketball player, master’s student. Now, she’s redefining the intersection of art, music, sexuality, and humanity through her own unique brand of soulful witch-pop.
It is remiss to celebrate Pride without looking back on the tireless of work of the warrior mothers of gay liberation, Ms. Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson and Ms. Sylvia Rivera. Trans women of color were, are, and always will be on the frontline of LGBTQA+ revolution.
From Debbie Harry to Beyoncé, history’s most influential frontwomen have paved a way for all ladies to pursue their passions with grace (when necessary), power, and fierce resolution. We salute these women for all they have done in the music industry and beyond, and have created this new series to celebrate just a few of our favorites.
Meet Chloe Woodard, although you may already be familiar with her. She’s the talented and effortlessly hilarious lady behind the infamous “Who is she” Vine from summer 2015. You know, the one with “Take On Me” by A-ha, shimmying shoulders, and too-small sunglasses.
Meet Lindsey Jordan, the mastermind between up-and-coming Baltimore lo-fi trio Snail Mail. Snail Mail have been favorites of the Baltimore/DC music scene for a while now, with Lindsey balancing high school (!) with tour. She’s basically like a punk Hannah Montana at this point.
Meet Arrow De Wilde, the force of nature behind glam rockers Starcrawler. Our girl Megan Magdalena brings us an exclusive interview with Arrow about FOMO, Catholic school, and how she found the confidence to put on the best live show in music today.
This week’s #moderngirlcrush is 17-year-old Adele Sakey, a freelance photographer and Passion Pit groupie. We talked with her about the Boston music & photography scene, taking action in light of the election, and what being a Modern Girl means to her.