About Steph

Steph Guthrie is a feminist advocate and community organizer focusing on the intersections of gender, culture and technology. Steph uses social media and interactive events to spark and sustain conversations about things that matter, including gender justice, labour, politics and education. As founder of Women in Toronto Politics, she coordinates events to promote women’s voices in discussions about Toronto politics on and off council floor. Steph’s work has been profiled by THIS Magazine, McClung’s Magazine and the Toronto Standard, and her comments have appeared in the Globe & Mail, the Toronto Star, the National Post, Metro News, CBC, CTV News Channel, Global News and FLARE Magazine. Steph holds a Master of Arts in Communication & Culture from York and Ryerson Universities. Check out her online resume if you like, and follow her on Twitter at @amirightfolks.

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  1. Loved your post: ‘Infuriating things people say to women musicians’ and just wanted to share a couple of my favorites… Early in my professional playing life, I worked for many years in an ‘all girl blues band’.
    Actual audience member comments included:
    (Guys drinking at the bar); ‘I wonder where the band is…that looks like their girlfriends carrying in the gear…’
    (Guys in front row of club); ‘Wow, it’s an all-girl band but none of them is wearing a skirt…what’s the point?!’
    The best thing to do in the face of those attitudes is to remember why you are playing music in the first place: keep getting better at your craft, love and nourish your passion – and refuse to go away!
    I’ve been a professional blues guitarist in a male dominated scene for 25 years now. Thanks again for a great post.

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