Being a female in any industry that’s predominantly driven and run by men makes it 10x times harder for women to do what they do. Trying to get your name out there the same way men do is something women dream of. Whether it’s in the business industry, tech industry, music industry, film, arts, anything, women constantly face adversities just to make a name & future for themselves. Toronto native Jessie Reyez who has been blowing up the charts this year came out with a youtube short-film in 2017 called the Gatekeeper: A True Story, which shows her early struggles of trying to get major producers and artists in the city to notice her music. While all the names of the specific people and label are taken out of the movie to avoid conflict, this type of scenario is very common amongst women in Toronto and other big industry cities. Either you sell yourself and your soul or no one will help you. But fast forward to today, Jessie is one of the quickest rising stars in not only Toronto but in Canada and the US with tracks like Figures, Body Count & more. She shares her story and her experience for the world to see.
LISTEN TO TRACK “GATEKEEPER” BY JESSIE THAT INSPIRED THE SHORT FILM