In her insightful article for Catalyst, the student magazine of RMIT University Student Union (RUSU), Monique Myintoo offers a vivid glimpse into the hardcore music scene of Melbourne. Through her narrative, Myintoo shares her personal experiences as a young woman in a predominantly male environment. The piece is enriched by the perspectives of Karina Utomo, a veteran in the scene, highlighting the challenges and successes that women encounter in this niche. The article explores themes of feminism, the sense of belonging, and the strong camaraderie found in music. It provides a thoughtful reflection on identity, gender dynamics, and the connections that unite those within the hardcore music world.”
For the complete article and a deeper understanding of these themes, you can read Monique Myintoo’s work in Catalyst here.