panels, presentations, and other stuff
Association of Alternative Newsmedia, July 2017: First Place, Music Writing (INDY Week)
Panels and Presentations
Angles: A Music Business Panel Discussion Series, November 2017: Discussed sexism in the music industry, focusing on intersectional issues, with a DJ, musician, and show promoter in Raleigh.
Women in Music & Media Panel, October 2017: Discussed women's roles in media and music with radio DJs, festival organizers, and a musician, focusing on barriers to entry and "paths to empower." This panel was organized by the North Carolina Alumnae Collective of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and The Young Black Collective.
North Carolina: The New American Heartland, September 2017: Moderated a panel of musicians and activists titled Resistance, Protest, and Activism in North Carolina Music. This panel was part of a three-day conference hosted at the National Humanities Center in the Research Triangle Park, and panelists included Mykki Blanco, Pierce Freelon, Shirlette Ammons, Grayson Haver Currin, Tina Haver Currin, and Will Boone.
The Future of What Podcast, June 2017: Discussed the current state of the Triangle’s music scene with local venue managers, record store owners, and show promoters for a live podcast taping at Motorco in Durham.
Pop Conference, April 2017: Delivered a presentation on artists' responses to North Carolina's controversial and discriminatory House Bill 2 (FU HB 2: Battles of Bands and Bathroom Bills) for the annual Pop Conference at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Washington.
Carolina Bluegrass Summit, November 2016: Moderated a panel titled Bluegrass on Record, which explored the impact record labels have had on bluegrass artists' careers. The panel was part of a day-long conference held by UNC-Chapel Hill's Southern Folklife Collection, and featured Dave Freeman (County and Rebel Records), Marian Leighton Levy and Ken Irwin (Rounder Records), and Barry Poss (Sugar Hill Records).