| By Anya Robyak |
There are plenty of venues in Asheville for the big shows – downtown and the River Arts district locations that seat hundreds for some of the most popular acts and tours. But what about artists, writers, and activists who are just starting out, or who might not regularly command an audience of thousands? Female musicians have a notoriously harder time than male counterparts at gaining mainstream popularity, and books and documentaries created by women are also less likely to enjoy wide promotion and acceptance. Yet for women, it’s a powerful – and necessary – experience to hear each other and be supported by like-minded sisters. The Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1970’s taught us this: the power of sisterhood.