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‘I see ghosts in my coffee, tasting mornings I’ve forgotten,Think I might not get the chance to stop all the time I’ve borrowedA tattooed tragedy, caffeine calamity. Heart shapes on lampshades, the curtains draw the light away.And I don’t regret a single day, I loved the pain, It’s better baring naked words of war than taking blame. I’m actually amazed I ended up this way-tiny fingers grasping on to every word I say’
Becci Wallace: Focus-Present Tense

Focus is written to highlight the experience of being a woman and subsequently a mother in the music industry discussing the various ways in which mothers must realign their practice, work life balance and expectations whilst self-managing a DIY career. The work is a candid account of self-actualisation within the paradigm of motherhood in an industry where remaining relevant Is vital. Featured in the national press and radio including BBC Scotland's ‘Record of Note’ and nominated for Celtic Music Radio and The Weekender album of the year 2020, Focus presents a sonic and visual example of conscious hip-hop exploring localised issues which affect women. Presented at the conference due to its embedded themes of gender, class, space and place, the video includes examples of real-life experiences and testimonials from woman in the music industry in Scotland and aims to highlight these issues as a means of continuing the conversation around gender equality in the music industry.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventHip-hop & Higher Education Conference: An international online conference that explores the relationship  between Hip Hop & Higher Education in the UK and beyond - Online Event, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Jul 2021 → …


ConferenceHip-hop & Higher Education Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period15/07/21 → …


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