"A collective that has come together in an effort to raise awareness of and put an end to the gender divide in the music and art industries. Our aim is to help female and non-binary artists and musicians to produce their art in an accepting and non-judgemental atmosphere."
- Angry Mom Collective, 2019
MEET THE TEAM
Abbey decided to set up Angry Mom Collective when she noticed the lack of female representation in the Cork music scene. Whilst playing with her band Pretty Happy, she also experienced the unfair treatment female musicians face. Her aim with the collective is to support and bring awareness to the works of burgeoning female and non-binary artists in Ireland and to cultivate an environment where everyone feels welcome to express themselves creatively.
Caoimhe is an English student in UCC. In 2018/19 she was the PRO of UCC Music Society and the Music Editor of the UCC Express. Since moving to Cork, Caoimhe has immersed herself in the music scene and has worked with a wide range of people from music journalists, photographers, bands and sound engineers. Similar to Abbey, she has noticed somewhat of a divide in the industry when it comes to gender. As well as increasing opportunities for female and non-binary musicians in Cork, Caoimhe would also like to bring more poets, writers and spoken word artists to the fore.
Shirley is a Neuroscience student in UCC. She has been involved in the UCC Music Society for two years with the positions of Finance Officer and Chairperson. Being a woman in the science field, which is at times male dominated, Shirley is aware of womxn are often treated as less than. She feels it's important for womxn in all fields of expertise - from art and science to music and business - to receive the opportunities to allow them to fully flourish.