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MySphera interview with Lisa Connolly - founder of The Bechdel Sound Test!

Updated: Mar 8, 2020

We're always thrilled to meet individuals that strive to push the music industry forward. That's why we were so thrilled when we met Lisa Connolly, founder of The Bechdel Sound Test, South London’s ultimate female fronted music weekender is back to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Empowered by all the feminist energy, I checked my Spotify playlists and saw some incredible female artists that just weren’t getting the recognition they deserved. @Lisa Connolly

Now in its third year, The Bechdel Sound Test, has curated a line up of the very best in up and coming female musical talent alongside DJs spinning tracks from musical royalty in venues across South London.

Together with Lisa we discussed about womxn empowerment in/through music, what motivated her to start her own events, music discovery and she even got some nice takes to all you music makers out there :)

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

Hello! I’m Lisa, 30 something film grad and digital

marketer from a little village in Sussex. I’ve been a Londoner for 10 years now, and my main passions are music, film, charity & DIY culture.

How/why did you start The Bechdel Sound Test?

I started the project in height of #metoo in Jan 2018.

There was an all Female Big Brother, and it was also the beginning of the 100th year marking women getting the vote in the UK.