“A lot of women in pop aren’t writing their own songs and there is this preconception that women are meant mainly as performers. A lot of people still ask me whether I write my own material, as if women are not capable of doing it. That is damaging to people’s reputation. It’s about showing people a path and saying, ‘You can totally do this’. It can be as simple as talking about what I’ve done. People need to be told they can be themselves; a little bit of encouragement; to be told that they are worth something.”
– British artist Kate Nash, who’s launching her own Rock And Roll After School Music Club for female singer-songwriters.