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Riverwest FemFest kicks off its 'Portraits of Femme' series

B~Free hosting International Women's Day

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Radio Milwaukee by listening to and learning from women, nonbinary and femme-identifying artists. All month we’ll be working with Riverwest FemFest to highlight individuals from its “Portraits of Femme” Series.

Riverwest FemFest was founded in 2015 by Milwaukee women, femme-identifying and nonbinary people to give platform and to those who may be disenfranchised in creative spaces. Every year, FemFest programs a week-long celebration that has seen concerts, art shows and workshops. And now, with the pandemic, FemFest is going digital.

The Portraits of Femme series is a host of virtual concerts, inducing one held on March 8 for International Women’s Day. Throughout March, the series will also include writing workshops with Heardspace, plus panels and discussions on the impact of women in music. 

B~Free, prolific Milwaukee musician and music education coordinator at Radio Milwaukee, is a part of making that happen. B~Free has been hosting her own series, “31 Days of Covers,” where she covers the music of women who have inspired her as an artist. When FemFest reached out to her and other artists on how they could take FemFest to the virtual stage this year, Portraits of Femme was born.

You’re invited to participate in this Women’s History Month celebration.

Copywrite Magazine, in partnership with FemFest, is holding space for people to create their own covers of the women, nonbinary and femme-identifying artists that have inspired them. You can submit videos to Copywrite Magazine where they will be shared on the website. If you’re not up for singing you can also submit artwork.