Hayley contributes to Can You Deal? zine

Hayley Williams enjoys talking about music and music industry from a female perspective. This time she wrote an essay for a project „Can You Deal?” introduced by Jennifer Clavin from Bleached.

„Thx so much @HelloBleached for inviting me to be a part of #CanYouDeal alongside so many incredible women i admire,” wrote Hayley on Twitter.

„When the band started touring I was embarrassed that every review we got back was only focusing on me. Why couldn’t people just forget I was a girl?,” asks Hayley in the essay.

The zine is a collection of shared experiences from other female artists commenting on being labeled as „girl band”, on how do they feel knowing their music is defined based on their sex.

„Labeling me as a woman in a band just puts me in a box, and doesn’t allow everything else I am to be seen and heard,” wrote Jennifer.

Net proceeds from the zine will go to Planned Parenthood. They are only 1000 copies available, each for $12. You can buy the zine here. A part of Hayley’s essay is available here while the entire one below.