— MILCK Los Angeles based singer songwriter
That is a problem because that creates a sense of not belonging, and invisibility. I felt so voiceless, and like I didn't matter. Like I was an inconvenience of space because I didn't look like the woman in the magazine or I didn't have the same upbringing as the people I was watching on television. But now that women of color are rising...a lot of women of color are bearing a lot of responsibility of healing their cultures, and there's a way that women are able to empathize deeply, and they are able to express things that can maybe help the mainstream culture understand. Because I think the more we tell different types of stories, the more tolerance there will be.
As quoted in [Alleyne, Robert, Meet MILCK, the Berkeley alum making space for herself in pop music, http://thebaybridged.com/2018/02/27/milck-interview/, 15 January 2019, The Bay Bridged, February 27, 2018]