With all the problems and issues going on around the world today and with the influx of information literally at the tip of our fingers, it's up to us to determine and filter the things that we will allow ourselves to know and work on. After immersing ourselves in various forms of media and knowledge, it's up to us to decide on what we can do with all these information. One day, after several long hours of thinking and contemplating, 27-year-old British indie singer Kate Nash decided that she wanted to change. She said:
"I've grown lazy because I’d rather look at pretty pictures of cool stuff than read about Gaza, or I can’t finish a book because I’m used to information in 140 characters these days. Well I realised this about myself and decided to change that. This is not the kind of grown up I want to be. I want to be informed and I want to be part of inciting change and fighting injustices. I can’t do that if my area of expertise is cute Youtube videos or cool girls on Instagram." (Source)
And so this multi-talented singer-songwriter and occasional actress decided to take the second step: she tried to figure out what she can do with all the information she now has and figure out how she can help out through her area of expertise. Knowing that she can't just proceed with anything alone, she came up with Girl Gang.
After a few months, Girl Gang meetings are not just limited to the confines of Kate's garage. People of all gender from all over the world have come together in their own neighborhoods and started their own Girl Gang meetings - all done with the help of social media.
Kate Nash is one of the many artists who utilize what they have and where they are to connect with other people and do their best to help out in the various causes and issues happening around the world. Through music and social media, Kate Nash was able to bring something similar to the 90's Riot Grrrl movement into the 21st century and consequently, giving people a new way to express themselves and you can join too!
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