Events like Love Your Rebellion’s Babefest provide the space for empowerment not only for the performers, but also the audience.
Take the story from a local SWFL mother who brought her tween daughter to LYR’s Babefest this past June in Fort Myers. Mother and daughter were seen front and center all night long, watching the diverse lineup of bands. The next day, this message was left as a comment in the event discussion board:
“Angela Page, The Txlips, Cool Grandma, Frankie Colt, Reality Asylum, The Young Dead: Thank you for giving my daughter a girl fueled night of rock inspiration. She was ECSTATIC to see females on the stage. When she saw The Txlips get on stage, she exclaimed “MOM THEY ARE ALL GIRLS!!!!” Anyways… thank you for giving her a night to remember, to help her grow, and to rock out!”
Young women, people of color, queer and trans people, and people with disabilities can inspire others to pursue their passions in the arts just by being given the opportunity to do so themselves. In the coming year, Love Your Rebellion has plans to create more arts programming related to our mission for the SWFL community, but we need your help!
Made possible in part by small donations from local supporters, Love Your Rebellion hopes to provide:
- Quarterly diversity-first music events in SWFL
- The Second Annual Rock for Equality
- The Fourth Annual LYR Babefest
- Zine Workshops for Teens and Young Adults
the first 45 donors will receive a shirt from LYR’s Babefest 2018!
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