How has the process of collaboration (finding producers, other musicians, etc) been for you as a young woman of color?
It has been a weird experience. I’ve been in studios with men all who are primarily white and it almost always feels like I have to prove myself to them. Not only because I am a woman, but a woman of color and maybe they have this idea of the kind of woman that I am. I am someone who tolerates zero crap, so when I walk into a room to work and set that intention it comes as a surprise sometimes that I’m able to assert myself in a way that is professional and honest to my craft. Overall, there is still room for better experiences as a young singer/songwriter, but talking about the elephant in the room will allow more young creators who are coming up with me to feel comfortable and safe in spaces they aren’t used to being in or creating in.