I began playing the drums as a 14 year old, back in the 90s. As female drummers were extremely rare in those days, I encountered a lot of sexism (even from female teachers), and was not allowed to participate in any school bands.
I’ve been very happy to see how things have changed since then, and I returned to drumming (as a hobby) in my mid 30s. My only ambition now is to play for fun and pass on my knowledge, but I’m very happy to see so many successful females in the industry. You’re doing it for all the women like me, so thank you for picking up the baton!