Because I Was Born A Girl
Music Video Gender Equality Campaign
“Doors were closed, ceilings felt heavy, questions were not asked, opportunities were lost – a million battles have been fought because I was born a girl” – ‘…Because I Was Born A Girl’
This lyrical extract from The Last Folk Singers anthemic single ‘…Because I Was Born A Girl’ from the 2020 debut EP Living In A World Of Silence, unfortunately represents a shared gender experience and has resonated with females across generations who too have suffered injustice on the equality scale for too long.
For International Women’s Day 2021, we are making a music video and want to represent and celebrate amazing females who have defied the odds, achieving milestones that were deemed unreachable for the female hand as determined by an individual or by societal norms.
To be released on International Women’s Day [ Monday 8 March 2021 ], the music video will see a reel of a diverse range of women holding a cardboard sign marked with the following statement
“I was told I couldn’t [fill in the blank with an activity pertaining to their individual experience]…”, then flipping over the cardboard to reveal the shared statement “Because I Was Born A Girl”.
Ie. I was told I couldn’t play guitar… Because I Was Born A Girl [see example]