This is the end.

I opened this blog two years ago because there weren’t too many blogs out there that focused specifically on black women in rock music, and the only one that I knew of had since stopped being updated. In the years that have passed since then, I have learned about a lot of amazing women that I didn’t know of before, I have connected with scores of other women who are like me, and I have gained more solid proof than ever that in being the way that I am I am not alone.

I couldn’t have anticipated that this project would take off the way that it did, even though the following has been small as far as being Tumblr famous goes. But because I never expected this blog to have even one follower, I have been overwhelmed with the response this blog has gotten.

I’d like to thank each and every follower for your support and content contributions that you have made to BWIR since this project has been active. Though I no longer intend to update this blog, I will leave it open to serve as a resource for others. If anyone would like to connect with me on a personal level, feel free to seek me out on Facebook.

Thanks so much for supporting this project, and please keep on rocking! — Jaleesa

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This is an article I wrote a long time ago for this teen newspaper I use to be a part of. I don’t know why I haven’t though to post it before now, but here it is.

This is an article I wrote a long time ago for this teen newspaper I use to be a part of. I don’t know why I haven’t though to post it before now, but here it is.

Tags: #vox teen communications #black women in rock #black women #rock
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apple623:

fuckyeahchickmusicians:

Shingai Shoniwa of The Noisettes

apple623:

fuckyeahchickmusicians:

Shingai Shoniwa of The Noisettes

Tags: #shingai shoniwa #the noisettes #black women in rock
poguemah0ne:

Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex, ca. 1977.

poguemah0ne:

Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex, ca. 1977.

Tags: #poly styrene #x ray spex #black women in rock
marquestoliver:

You still have to wait for about 5 more days to get Issue#4 curated by Shingai Shoniwa & Marques Toliver. They’ve put their hearts and souls into this beautiful issue. Part I of Mixtape #4 is here ‘Tropical Metropolis AF9000’: https://soundcloud.com/love-is-the-law-magazine/sets/litl-mixtape-4-tropical

marquestoliver:

You still have to wait for about 5 more days to get Issue#4 curated by Shingai Shoniwa & Marques Toliver. They’ve put their hearts and souls into this beautiful issue. Part I of Mixtape #4 is here ‘Tropical Metropolis AF9000’: https://soundcloud.com/love-is-the-law-magazine/sets/litl-mixtape-4-tropical

Tags: #shingai shoniwa #the noisettes #black women in rock
theotherblack:

Rock and Soul artist- Davina Robinson
I actually picked this pic. because I thought she was a black vampire…
She is not.

theotherblack:

Rock and Soul artist- Davina Robinson
I actually picked this pic. because I thought she was a black vampire…
She is not.

Tags: #davina robinson #black women in rock

Danielia Cotton - Make U Move (2008)

(Source: blackrockandrollmusic)

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Danielia Cotton & The Rev Tor Band - Caravan (2013)

(Source: blackrockandrollmusic)

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Alexis BrownPhotographer unsourced

Alexis Brown
Photographer unsourced

(Source: so-dysfunctional-so-comfortable)

Tags: #alexis brown #straight line stitch #black women in rock
Brittany Howard Photographer unsourced

Brittany Howard
Photographer unsourced

(Source: areyourunningonempty)

Tags: #brittany howard #alabama shakes #black women in rock

whiteblackcanadian:

I can’t even explain how in love I am with this band.

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fuckyeahstraightlinestitch:


This show is FREE!! No Cover!! 21 and up!!
Did I mention its F R E E??! Show SLS some love, South Texas!!

fuckyeahstraightlinestitch:

This show is FREE!!
No Cover!!
21 and up!!

Did I mention its F R E E??!
Show SLS some love, South Texas!!

Tags: #straight line stitch #alexis brown #black women in rock
Posted 6 months ago with 5 notes