Welcome to Blog entry Number 1! The 2022 teaching year has recently ended and I am beginning a new creative project. I am currently a 34 weeks pregnant, alongside spending the majority of my time as a composer and academic. I am discovering that pregnancy is unique in an academic environment and I thought I'd share my experiences in hopes that it may enlighten and encourage the wide variety of experiences women have when working in the arts and other academic disciplines.
Over the past two years, women's issues (especially women composers) have received more and more attention. Most of this attention is focused on representing women composers in the concert hall and commissions. This blog is built in that same spirit of caregiving, inclusion and representation.
I hope you enjoy following me through this experience and, as always, I appreciate your encouragement and support! - JB