"I am always afraid to listen to a new female artist. I am afraid that either she will be better than me and render my work irrelevant, or that she will be horrible, embarrass my entire gender, and make people less likely to listen to my work (thus rendering it irrelevant). I get that this feeling is fucked up and I do my best to work through it, but I cannot pretend it does not happen."

The Dykings:

 Yes!  ”Embarrass my entire gender.” I think we all fear this. It fucks us up!  Let’s be honest about it! See also: “It is tempting to feel resentful when we don’t see ourselves or our stories or our ideals reflected in the prevailing narratives of femaleness. Luckily, there is an alternative: instead of simply criticising other women’s stories, we can take it upon ourselves to make sure that our own stories get told.”  See also: “figure out what it is that is good about us, and work very hard to make that our light.”  See also: “ I don’t have to like it, it doesn’t have to be worthy.”

(via emilygould)

(via emilygould)