Music thrives off of diversity. It lives across cultures, in nature and in memories. It thrives as both community-building and an individual experience. How, then, did musical study become so exclusive?
Then, it hit me. “Ally,” I stated as my turn came. I felt proud claiming the identifier “ally,” and I felt like I deserved to claim it. At least, to my Black and Mexican-American friends and to my gay sister, I was an ally, right?