“If You Want To Do Rock ‘N’ Roll, You Need To Look Whiter”. Why Black Women In Metal Are Underrepresented

Posted: January 23, 2014 in Metalhammer
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MilitiA Voxx: Defender of the Faith

A stark new video featurette by Global Television focuses on the obstacles faced by black women who love heavy metal.

The mini-documentary primarily features two people – Laina Dawes, a longtime metal fan, rock photographer and author of new book What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman’s Life And Liberation In Heavy Metal, and MilitiA Voxx, a New York-based heavy metal singer.

Both are huge fans of heavy metal, and both have a fascinating tale to tell from a perspective that is extremely underrepresented within our culture. Black, female metalheads are few and far between, and some of the stories that both Laina and MilitiA have to share are equal parts fascinating, shocking and deeply moving.

Check out the featurette below:

What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman’s Life And Liberation In Heavy Metal is out now via Bazillion Points and features a foreword from none other than Skunk Anansie vocalist, Skin.

from Metal Hammer http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/features/if-you-want-to-do-rock-n-roll-you-need-to-look-whiter-why-black-women-in-metal-are-underrepresented/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=if-you-want-to-do-rock-n-roll-you-need-to-look-whiter-why-black-women-in-metal-are-underrepresented
via Merlin

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