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Laina Dawes Serves Up A Righteously Rocking Playlist

Society allows white guys to utilize this music to get their aggressions out, act like He-Man and go crazy. The same benefits they get out of the music, black women not only get, but need even more. Black women need spaces in society where we can be free and express our individuality and be who we want to be.

- Laina Dawes, author, What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal

See Dawes’ You Tube playlist of black women in hard rock, heavy metal, and punk–from originator Big Mama Thornton to Diamond Rowe.