Working as a conductor in a male-dominated field, I explore some ideas on how we can move forward to increase gender diversity in Classical Music. A summary of where the industry currently is and where we are already making improvements, as well as personal reflections on what is left to achieve.
At the heart of social justice is the restoration of dignity to those who have been oppressed. There are times when this need is very personal, and the person under the yoke of oppression will seek out relief, from the most unlikely people. This was the case for Vickie when a male prison inmate passed her a roughly scribbled note and implored her not to read it till she got home.