Patsy Gilbert has, throughout her career, worked as an Actor, Singer, Educator and community practitioner. As a graduate of MA Voice Studies at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Patsy delivered workshops nationally and internationally on singing and spoken voice – working particularly with disparate communities and using the voice to promote self-advocacy. Patsy is a passionate advocate of women in the music and arts industries. As well as acting as a mentor for women in music and theatre education, Patsy has been part of the Elevate initiative at Leeds College of Music, which looks to empower, champion and raise the visibility of women across the institution and the profession. This work has led her to present at various events about the importance of female representation across the arts, the value of creating a network of allies and advocates in the music and theatre communities, and questioning and challenging dominant culture to enable an environment where everyone can succeed. Most recently Patsy has been developing her understanding of intersectional issues relating to feminism and the importance of raising the voices of all women. She understands that the issues and challenges that she has faced are not the same for all women in the industry, and that many women are also encountering issues related to race and sexuality.
Patsy believes that learning about the issues women face is an ongoing process and that a public platform should never be used to tell anyone ‘how to do it better’.Spoken language: English
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