When it's Time to Walk Away
I am a female drummer that started playing in the late 1980s. Besides Sheila E., think of another female drummer from that era. I can wait.
No one? Exactly!
Just imagine the resistance I got from men having the hubris to think that I could play on their scale and in their arena. It was brutal! This set into motion the idea that the only way I would be taken seriously was to be better than the guys. Seemingly my only option to succeed was to be a superior player, work harder, and know all sides of the business.