TOM TOM MAGAZINE:
drummers + music + feminism

Tom Tom Magazine is the only magazine in the universe that focuses on female drummers. When i was starting to drum at the age of 9, I saw the drum media, with 100% dudes plus a dab of Sheila E, and I knew that had to change. That I could actually be part of that change would blow my lil 9 year old mind. Then came (tom tom editor) Mindy Abovitz, who i had the luck of meeting at warehouse shows that Kickball played in Brooklyn some 17 years later. I have worked for the magazine as its Northwest Correspondent almost since its inception. I've been a writer, curator, and editor for Tom Tom, manage PNW distro, and organize showcases and events in Portland to showcase the Northwest's drummers. And sometimes I get to do amazing stuff like fill a huge museum with drumming with 19 other women. Here is the some of the work I have personally contributed to the mag. 

from Issue #25. Illustration by Aidan Koch. Read it here. 

from Issue #25. Illustration by Aidan Koch. Read it here. 

Interview with Sara Lund. Issue 5, Winter 2010. 

Interview with Sara Lund. Issue 5, Winter 2010. 

I conducted interviews & curated art for the regular feature One Drummer One Question from 2009-2013. 

1D1Q: Elizabeth Venable & Sydney Roth; portraits by Joshua Kermiet. 

1D1Q: Elizabeth Venable & Sydney Roth; portraits by Joshua Kermiet. 

Shoko Horikawa by James Mitchell, Caitlin Love by Christina Owen, Ana Rodriguez by Adee Roberson & Kanako Wynkoop by Carrie Keith

Shoko Horikawa by James Mitchell, Caitlin Love by Christina Owen, Ana Rodriguez by Adee Roberson & Kanako Wynkoop by Carrie Keith

Jodi Darby, Beth Wooten and I interviewed Pat Baum from Neo Boys for Tom Tom TV. Shot at Revival Drum Shop, Portland, Oregon. Filmed and edited by Jodi Darby. www.tomtommag.com. The print version of our interview appeared in Issue #17 (Spring 2014) . 

Interview with JANET PANTS DANCE.  Issue 4, Fall 2010. 

Interview with JANET PANTS DANCE.  Issue 4, Fall 2010.