I am sick of the dirty looks for being on drumline.
I should not be called a slut when I choose to wear my drumline hoodie. It’s my body, I earned my hoodie!
I should have never been questioned multiple times in middle school for carrying my drumsticks in the hall to the band room,when a friend next to me was carrying his and didn’t get questioned for carrying a “weapon.”
“Like a girl” should not be used as an insult for my musical talents.
I shouldn’t have to deal with the bullshit of people telling me that I will never be able to march drum corps because I have boobs!
I am tired of people doubting my abilities because of my gender.
I should not have people looking down on me in the lot at a competition.
“Oh you will never get a boyfriend since you are on drumline. Boys like quiet,reserved,ladylike girls. All you do is hit shit and hangout with guys!” Excuse me, is this the 1900s? I’ll hangout with who I want whether that be guys or girls. I’ll hit shit with the support of my boyfriend for your information.
I should not be questioned when going to get my varsity jacket that I’m a girl on drumline by a grown woman.
Being a girl who is a percussionist should not define me in a negative way.
I need feminism because all I want is to be treated as an equal…not just a girl.