On a mission to create equality, visibility, and respect.
Liz created a private Facebook group for Lansing Area Women, Trans, and Non-Binary Musicians in the summer of 2015 and started inviting local musicians to join. Read more about Liz and the inspiration for this project in a City Pulse interview from January 6, 2016.
A message from Liz:
Through this project, group, and community, I hope to help fellow musicians in the Lansing area to be visible, to showcase these talented individuals in our city. I hope to create a safe space for discussing issues that women, trans, and gender non-binary individuals encounter in the music industry, and through these discussions facilitate positive changes. I hope to give back to the community, and to encourage and promote music and art of all kinds.
Pictured above: Liz McDaniel performing with bandmate Nathan Alan at Middle of the Mitten 5 in 2013.
How do I join?
I am a woman, trans, or non-binary musician* in the Lansing area:
Join the private Facebook group for Lansing Area Women, Trans, and Non-Binary Musicians. You will be approved by the group administrator. You can also like the public Facebook page, follow our Twitter, and subscribe to the email list. Sometimes we have in-person meetings, and we're always looking for more help and leadership. :)
*Or music industry person, artist, creative, writer, poet, etc.
I am a Lansing area music fan:
You can like the public Facebook page, follow our Twitter, and subscribe to the email list. If you are a local musician interested in playing a show with any of the affiliated musicians, please contact them directly!
Please consider making a donation below to support this project and website. You are welcome to write directly to Liz at empowerMImusic@gmail.com to discuss other ways in which you could support us!