Feministing Jamz: Woman is a word by Empress Of

Jamz fave Empress Of has released one of her most feminist songs yet!

We’ve loved the amazing, multi-talented Empress Of for a minute here at Jamz, and now we love her even more. This mujer – who writes, records, engineers, and produces all her own music — explained on Twitter that the song is a reaction to all the expectations of womanhood.

Given the male-dominated music industry — and particularly the fields of engineering and producing — this makes a ton of sense, and it’s beautiful as it is refreshing. Check out the lyrics here, and the song below!

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Verónica Bayetti Flores has spent the last years of her life living and breathing reproductive justice. She has led national policy and movement building work on the intersections of immigrants' rights, health care access, young parenthood, and LGBTQ liberation, and has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, and demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color. In 2008 Verónica obtained her Master’s degree in the Sexuality and Health program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She loves cooking, making art, listening to music, and thinking about the ways art forms traditionally seen as feminine are valued and devalued. In addition to writing for Feministing, she is currently spending most of her time doing policy work to reduce the harms of LGBTQ youth of color's interactions with the police and making sure abortion care is accessible to all regardless of their income.

Verónica is a queer immigrant writer, activist, and rabble-rouser.

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