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Meet the Women Driving PRS Guitars Forward

It’s very easy to tell a story about how women are NOT lurking among the corridors of power within the  more

Meet the Women Who Are Making the Music Scene More Accessible

Fans with disabilities face enormous difficulties navigating concert venues, but these women-led organizations are changing that. For some, accessibility to  more

“It’s Impossible to Destroy”: Meklit On Afrofuturism, Star Technology, and Immigration Activism

Meklit discusses activism through music and bringing sounds to life from the everyday world around us. Meklit, born Meklit Hadero,  more

Get To Know Gaelynn Lea, An Artist Embracing The Present

Gaelynn Lea on how music has grounded her identity, and the ways she sheds light on the experiences of someone  more

Meet Chasing Lovely: The Sister Act Who Aren’t Scared to Make Waves

The sister duo Chasing Lovely catch up with She Shreds on identity, sisterhood and creating music. When Chloe and Taylor  more

Building Community and Hope with Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding uses her platform to advocate for affordable housing. Esperanza Spalding is a Portland-made composer and musician, and her  more

San Cha, The Fierce Latinx Musician Anchoring Herself in Rancheras and Identity

San Cha on being queer, brown and singing rancheras through it all. Loud music played over Club Chico’s dance floor  more

New Study Confirms Modern Guitarists are Women, People of Color, and Driven by Identity

A new study shows that women and people of color are changing the guitar market. Researchers also found the mental  more

Orangewood: The Acoustic Guitar Brand Focusing on Accessibility and Inclusivity

Orangewood connects with the next generation of  players dedicated to represent women guitarists. The stories have been unrelenting. Like clockwork,  more

Sled Island Is Redefining the Indie Music Festival Landscape

Featured photo by Mike Tan Sled Island is an intentional and carefully crafted music festival devoted to inclusivity, safe spaces  more

Is This Offensive? #1

Since the inception of She Shreds, one of our biggest priorities has always focused on changing and shifting marketing tactics  more

On Redefining Values: The Visible Rise of Women and Nonbinary People of Color

This interview originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #13, which was released in September, 2017. The impacts of independent music  more

Metal Musician Danica Roem Becomes Virginia’s First Openly Transgender Lawmaker

Last night Democrat and metalhead Danica Roem became Virginia’s first openly transgender person—and likely its first shredders—to be elected to  more

Video Premiere: “Odds,” by Ephrata

In 2014, a video from the grassroots activist organization Hollaback! titled “10 Hours of Walking in New York as a  more

We Are The 50%: The Truth Behind the Supposed Decline of the Guitar

This article appears in the thirteenth issue of She Shreds, published in September 2017. Subscribe here and receive a copy  more

Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Segarra Activates Change Through Visibility with The Navigator

This feature originally appeared in the twelfth issue of She Shreds, published in April, 2017. Subscribe here and receive your  more

Sitarist Anoushka Shankar on Corroborating Activism and Fusing Musical Worlds

The sitar, a classical instrument most commonly used in Hindustani music popular throughout India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, is four feet  more

The Legends: Selda Bağcan

Selda Bağcan, often billed simply as Selda, is a Turkish folk guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer whose 40-plus year career  more

Angaleena Presley on New Directions and Why There Aren’t More Women on Country Radio

Less than six years ago, country singer-songwriter, and guitarist Angaleena Presley was basking in the mainstream country spotlight with fellow  more

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers on Outlaw Country and Safe Spaces. Listen to “The Nail” Now!

For many of us, the music we listened to growing up helped lay the groundwork for our personal identities and  more

The Legends: Peggy Seeger

For over 60 years, folk artist Peggy Seeger has provided a voice for the politically underserved on both sides of  more

Sol Pereyra Celebrates Women Standing Up to Gender Violence. Listen to “Flores Salvajes” Now

Over the last year, the world has seen women around the globe come together and stand up in protest in  more

The Legends: Carol MacDonald

Before the Pleasure Seekers launched Suzi Quatro’s career and the Runaways inspired generations of punk and metal musicians, Goldie and  more

Voices of Protest and Progress in Country Music

Last month, Rolling Stone ran an op-ed challenging more country singers to embrace the spirit of protest that fueled the  more

Support Music and At-Risk Organizations with these Inauguration Week Releases

When it comes to political protest, social commentary, and bringing people together, there are few, if any, tools in this  more

Video Premiere: “Cupcake Man,” by Lady Bits

We’ve all been there, stuck dealing with a man who, for some reason, feels like it’s ok to give his  more

Tegan and Sara Foundation Launched to Fight For Equality for LGBTQ Women and Girls

Indie-pop duo Tegan and Sara have announced the Tegan and Sara Foundation to support and advocate for LGBTQ girls and  more

#NODAPL: Supporting Water Protectors at Standing Rock

Today and through the weekend 100% of all She Shreds magazine sales (including subscriptions) will be donated to the Sacred  more

The Tuts on DIY, Inclusivity, and Fighting Back

There’s no denying that The Tuts say it straight. The three-piece, which hails from Hayes in West London, has made  more

Laura Jane Grace and Gender is Over! (If You Want It) Team Up on Giveaway to Benefit LGBT Books to Prisoners

Gender is Over! (If You Want It) and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! are coming together to give away  more

SubRosa on Doom, Happiness, and Denouncing Anti-LGBT Policy in the Mormon Church

With their soaring, otherworldly violins contrasting with warm, sludgy guitars, and their painstakingly-crafted songs that fuse metal, rock, and folk,  more

Kaki King’s Other Cathedrals Blends Inclusivity with Education and Performance

In 2007, Kaki King was the only woman to place on Rolling Stone’s list of new guitar gods. Her presence  more

Joan Baez is the Only Woman Guitarist Among the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

Each year, a number of artists are nominated for induction at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Yesterday, the  more

Brooklyn Lutherie: Restoring Accessibility in Gear Repair

Mamie Minch and Chloe Swantner knew they were taking a leap of faith going into business after working together for  more

She Shreds in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

As a woman I am told to be quiet. As a Latin American I am told to be invisible. As  more

Video Premiere: Freakwater Lend Voice to Victims of Gender-Based Violence with “What the People Want”

Catherine Irwin and Janet Beveridge Bean are alt-country pioneers who have been playing music together as Freakwater since they came  more

After Decades of Objectification, Guitar World Publisher Announces the End of Bikini Gear Guide

Over the past 30+ years Guitar World has had a huge influence on overtly male-dominated culture we’ve learned to identify  more

Punk Remembers Iconic Musician and Activist, Vi Subversa

Punk lost one of its greatest creative and political minds on February 19. Poison Girls singer and guitarist Vi Subversa,  more

NAMM 2016: The Products, The Culture, The Progress

For those who haven’t attended the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) at the Convention Center in the heart of  more

She Shreds 2016 SXSW Panel and Shows Revealed

SXSW is less than a month away and She Shreds will be heading back to Austin to participate in the  more

Women Shred the 58th Grammy Awards But How Much Progress Do We Really See?

Like most award shows, The Grammys are an annual event where a congregation of “experts” we’ve never heard of tell  more

SF Foghorn Review of Best Coast Exposes Issues Beyond Sexism

Last Thursday David L. Garcia of the San Francisco Foghorn Student Newspaper published a review of Best Coast’s performance at  more

Teen Girl Musicians Tell Sexist Judge Why It’s Not Ok to Be Judged on Sex Appeal

Can we all agree on the fact that judging a 14 year-old girl by their sex appeal is, well, gross  more

Women Share Stories About Feeling Marginalized in the Music Industry

A couple of days ago Pitchfork Senior Editor and overall badass, Jessica Hopper, took to her own twitter account to  more

A Few Things From The Guitar World and She Shreds Photo to Keep in Mind

A few days ago one of our Instagram followers tagged us in a photo that perfectly demonstrated the juxtaposition between  more
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