The 2017 Women’s March on Washington, the largest single-day protest in US history by the way, held so much weight for women across the world.
The marginalization of women can be isolating and painful, but with the new presidency and the looming implications of such, women at large joined together to have their voices heard.
The march was about unification for human rights, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, or even preferred taste in donut. And for Connie Lim, now known as MILCK, it was also about powerful, sonic healing.
A longtime creative, MILCK has been producing under her given name for the last 8 years. Connie changed her name to MILCK to “hold herself accountable” and to strip away any previous failures. When she lost her management team in 2016, the social and personal shifts inspired her to reach out nationally and release her song of suffering, Quiet.
Connie recruited 25 strangers from around the United States to rehearse the song Quiet for the Women’s March via Skype. On January 21st, the day before the march, the international team met for the first time.
The women marched alongside the rest of the 470,000 people present (three times more people than at Trump’s inauguration, just saying…) and then broke apart from the crowd to form a flash mob.
In a semi-circle, women of all different backgrounds, ethnicities, and ages began to sing Quiet. They were held together by the common belief that expressing oppression is demanding equality, and theirs voices struck a chord with viewers.
The song was resoundingly well received. Vanity Fair, NPR, Buzzfeed, VICE and more began promoting MILCK’s song, which received over 4 million views in the 2 days following the march.
We are so proud to announce that MILCK will be joining us at Emerging Women Live 2017, where she will perform her song Quiet as well as share her inside scoop on the experience at the march. This will be an intimate, firsthand rendition of what went down in Washington that you don’t want to miss.
Hemingway, a major influence on MILCK, said, “you are so brave and quiet I forget that you are suffering.” With accessibility to the voices of women all over America and the globe, we know that passivity is no longer the norm and that massive change is on the horizon.
We can’t wait to celebrate MILCK’s magical, unifying anthem in-person with you at Emerging Women Live. Are you in?