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New Single ‘Survivor’ by Saffron A Released Today On International Women’s Day

Saffron A, a young and brave fighter out of Brantford, Ontario, is releasing a new single today, the 8th of March, which is the International Women’s Day. We have interviewed Saffron before about her previous EP’s.

Saffron herself is a survivor of sexual assault and at one point she decided to create powerful and beautiful music in hope to inspire others to cope with their own trauma. She wrote ‘Survivor’ for all the people that have shared their stories with her.

“Here’s where you found me
Here’s where they left me
For all these years I’ve been quiet
I have taken the weight of silence”

‘Survivor’ is from Saffron’s upcoming album Survivors Are Fighters for which she has a GoFundMe page up and running.

If you catch Saffron playing live you will notice her special blue faded Levi’s jeans. These are her Consent Pants:

“When I did two collaborative shows with Advocates for A Student Culture of Consent, I came up with the idea for people to respond to the music and workshop by writing/drawing/expressing what consent means to them on a pair of jeans. It turned out so well, I brought them out to almost every show on tour and encouraged the audience to add their piece. It became a community art project, and now I wear the jeans when I perform.”

“They didn’t believe me
Refused to hear me
When someone they knew
Violated me

The secret I buried
The one that I carried alone”

Saffron decided to release this song on the International Women’s Day to celebrate those who have found the courage to speak out, take a stand and oppose the current system.

“In the age of the #MeToo movement, this song validates and empowers the diverse stories of survivors of sexual violence… I see you, I hear you, I believe you.”

“We Are Rising”: A New Protest Anthem by Taína Asili (video)

Puerto Rican musician and activist Taína Asili has made sure that 2020 starts off with a protest bang and just where last year left off.

“We Are Rising” is a collaboration with One Billion Rising, an activist movement that strives to raise awareness of violence against women.

Taína states that “Music has always been the heartbeat of our movements for liberation. With “We Are Rising” I offer women around the world a new anthem to help us tap into the energy, strength, courage and wisdom needed to usher in a new era of justice and healing.”

“The Violator Is You”: Women In Chile Perform A Protest Chant

Protests in Chile are ongoing and one part of it is women voicing their frustration for the lack of action taken by the government when it comes to femicide and sentencing violators of women.

A large group of women protested the government’s failure to protect them with a chant and dance. According to this article “The song was created by Chilean feminist collective ‘Lastesis’ and is based on Argentinian theorist Rita Segato’s work that argues sexual violence is a political problem.”

See also: “Nueva Canción Protest Music Sung During Chile Protests (Videos)

“The patriarchy is a judge
that judges us for being born
and our punishment
is femicide
impunity for my killer
is the disappearance
is the violation

the fault was not mine, not where I was, nor what I was wearing

the violator was you
the violator is you

they’re the cops
they’re the judges
the state
the president

the violator was you
the violator is you

the oppressive state is a masculine violator

sleep gently, innocent girl
don’t worry about the thieves
who for your sweet dreams
come as friends who look like cops

the violator was you
the violator is you”