I'm 55 years old and started drumming in band at the age of 10. Due to life circumstances, I haven't played in 30 years, but recently picked up the sticks again. At that time (in 1975), I was the only girl drummer in the area, and I took a lot of flack from the guys, but I kept playing. I'm currently the Mental Health Specialist at a shelter for youth who are experiencing homelessness and also have a private practice. I always talk about self-care to my clients, and with all that's going on right now, drumming has become an important part of my self-care for my mental health.