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Women Remaking the Music Industry is an ongoing interview series profiling women of color artists as they navigate the invisible and overt barriers within an industry still dominated by men.

  • TOKiMONSTA: "Deeply ingrained is this idea that you 'owe' it to [your family] to do what they want you to do. I held onto that idea for so long until I abandoned it."

  • Saweetie: "I know they're just mad my name is being mentioned. You know who I am."

  • Wafia: "When people see me for the first time, they don't see an individual woman; they see an Arab person."

  • Black Belt Eagle Scout: "Portland is really white, and when I went to college I felt like I didn't deserve to be there. I would think: 'I'm the only Native person here. This isn't for me. I don't deserve to be here.'"

  • Rayana Jay: "Personally, I'd be doing black women a disservice if I didn't speak up for us."

  • Ximena Sariñana: "It's just always been more complicated for women. You're constantly the only woman in the room, or the band, or the tour, or the meeting."

  • Girl Ultra: "Sometimes your motherland's opportunities limit your potential. But I've always seen Girl Ultra as borderless, limitless. I just keep focused, and work hard every day."