How To Shut Down A Patronising Interaction

“Do you need some help with that, love?”

”I don’t think you’re ready for that, *|FNAME|*”

”I think you’ve been a little over ambitious and gotten ahead of yourself.”

FYI: I really, really hope you’re screaming at your lap top right now 🤬

Women in the music industry have had to deal with regularly being underestimated and patronised for decades, and this is not to say it’s inevitable!!!

But this week’s FDIYM video is all about how to shut down patronising interactions.

One of the most frustrating things about these types of experiences is when you feel just so emotionally triggered that you loose all clarity and have no idea how to respond.

The amount of times I have kicked myself for not standing up to a condescending, mansplaining musician or industry professional. But I’ve learnt so much from these experiences and today I’m sharing.

I can’t stress how much this has troubled me in the past and how important it is to find clarity and confidence in these situations.

And having a strong, supportive community of other women in music is crucial, so I’m delighted you’re on this mailing list and I really recommend you get involved in The Female DIY Musician Tribe and join the Music Goals waitlist too.

And, as always, the best conversations happen over on the blog, so head over and share your experiences and thoughts in the comments.

Have a fantastic week!


Isobel 😘

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