Talkin' Bout a Revolution (and 2 Exciting New Projects) / by Nicole Paulus

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas holiday (if that’s your cup of tea) and a festive new year spent with family and friends.

I know that 2016 was disappointing for a lot of you (David Bowie leaves the earth and Donald Trump inherits it, what in the actual hell is going on, Universe?) but after attending the Women’s March in Berlin last Saturday, it’s pretty clear that a LOT of people aren’t willing to take that disappointment lying down. Me, included.

I have pledged to take action and fight back in every way possible. Before I get too far off on a tangent, however, I want to update you on a few exciting projects that I am so very proud to be a part of (it's relevant to the revolution, I promise.)

MusicTo

This year, a friend and colleague of mine asked me to help build his music label startup, MusicTo. The project would be centered on the utility of music. Each playlist would provide a sonic solution for a problem that we all struggle with (such as grieving, cleaning the house, writing an essay, crafting.) We are still in build mode, but a few of the playlists are currently available for streaming on Spotify. Take a peek around, have a listen, and then let me know if you have an idea for a playlist (something like "Music to Start a Revolution to?" or what about "Music to Smash the Patriarchy to?") or if you have an idea for a track that would fit on one of the existing playlists, please get in touch right away!

This year, a friend and colleague of mine asked me to help build his music label startup, MusicTo. The project would be centered on the utility of music. Each playlist would provide a sonic solution for a problem that we all struggle with (such as grieving, cleaning the house, writing an essay, crafting.)

We are still in build mode, but a few of the playlists are currently available for streaming on Spotify. Take a peek around, have a listen, and then let me know if you have an idea for a playlist (something like "Music to Start a Revolution to?" or what about "Music to Smash the Patriarchy to?") or if you have an idea for a track that would fit on one of the existing playlists, please get in touch right away!

ReproJustice

Perhaps the most exciting project I am currently working on is ReproJustice. This project is most definitely in the primitive stages of development, but I am literally bursting at the seams with anticipation. Basically, it will be a site where women can share their personal stories, frustrations, elations, with the world. No topic will be too taboo (because fuck taboos, right?) and contributors will be diverse in ethnicity, economic background, culture, and age (even my 13 year old sister is going to share her thoughts y’all, isn’t that amazing?). I personally know a lot of ladies who have a lot of things they need to get off their chests (#FreeTheNipple, am I right?) and this will be the perfect platform for them to do so. Eventually the site will function as a news site (updating the public on women related news) and also a place to showcase organizations that are either helping to further empower women or that are run by kickass ladies. If you (or someone you know) would like to contribute, I most certainly want to hear about it. Please get in touch ASAP! We don’t have any time to waste :)

Perhaps the most exciting project I am currently working on is ReproJustice. This project is most definitely in the primitive stages of development, but I am literally bursting at the seams with anticipation. Basically, it will be a site where women can share their personal stories, frustrations, elations, with the world. No topic will be too taboo (because fuck taboos, right?) and contributors will be diverse in ethnicity, economic background, culture, and age (even my 13 year old sister is going to share her thoughts y’all, isn’t that amazing?).

I personally know a lot of ladies who have a lot of things they need to get off their chests (#FreeTheNipple, am I right?) and this will be the perfect platform for them to do so. Eventually the site will function as a news site (updating the public on women related news) and also a place to showcase organizations that are either helping to further empower women or that are run by kickass ladies. If you (or someone you know) would like to contribute, I most certainly want to hear about it. Please get in touch ASAP! We don’t have any time to waste :)

Ok, I’ll leave it at that for now. Hope you are all as motivated as I am to go out and kick some serious butt. The world needs your strength!