Chrissy Costanza Pens Heartfelt Letter To Hayley Williams
And now, in celebration of International Women's Day on March 8th, Chrissy has paid tribute to the woman whose creativity, self-expression and vocal talents have helped inspire this new generation of female musicians: the legendary Hayley Williams herself.
In a heartfelt message posted on Twitter, Costanza wrote that she 'didn't know how to be a front-woman... I didn't know how to allow myself to be empowered... Hayley changed that'. She then went on to say that through Hayley's example, Chrissy learnt that 'It's okay to stand for being yourself when everyone wants to tell you how you should be. How a girl should be.'
Williams responded to the tweet with her own which read 'dang Chrissy, thank you. love the pieces you've been writing - you're inspiring so many.' In a world where women are constantly being downtrodden, objectified and silenced, where the rights of females are being suppressed across the globe simply because of the gender they identify as, seeing women building each other up is a wonderful thing. The world of music has always been a male dominated scene, but with the rise of such incredibly talented, inspiring women in our scene leading by example through their dedication, passion and powerful voices, both in their songs and in response to issues in the wider world, many young women across the globe are seeing that the alternative music scene can be a home to foster their voices and their talent, and a place where they can make themselves heard in a world that is constantly trying to silence them.
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Article by Charlotte Hardman