Women in the Band

Recently, I wrote a post spotlighting a punk rock musician (Laura Jane Grace) who made the transgender transition to a woman in the middle of her career.

Perhaps you may remember, one of the all time Cyrsti’s Condo regulars, Connie (below)

is also a musician as well as Paula in Great Britain. 

Connie sent in this comment concerning her interaction with her fellow musicians:

“Punk fans would, most likely, be more accepting than would, say, Country music fans to see a musician make an mtf transition. One of the things that held me back from transitioning was my music. Not that I had “made it”, at all, but it was a big deal for me to make the change from a front man to a front woman. Even though the band’s bookings became more plentiful with me as a woman, the guys in the band felt we’d become more of a novelty act.

 I was told that I needed to make up my mind which gender I was going to perform as. It was not difficult for me to make the decision, as my transition was already in motion. It wasn’t the first time, nor was it the last, that a woman broke up a band. I just did it a little differently. ;-)”

My only question was did you have to give up your music before the pandemic took it away anyhow?

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