Ever heard of an artist that writes her own music, releases it on her own label, and manages a feminist Latinx collective all while managing to respond to her own emails? That’s Chilean pop artist-activist, Francisca Valenzuela. Although Francisca has a small team to help her, she insists that she likes to have her “fingerprints all over everything.” Francisca believes in writing candidly about her experiences, and as a result, directed and produced both of her music videos. Francisca explains, “For me, it was very personal in the sense that a while after a relationship I had, I was like, wow, that was a pretty toxic relationship that really made me feel bad about myself. All these things that really were pretty embedded in my way of thinking — it took me a minute to understand that it had to do with someone else and that I could feel better, and grow up, and understand what happened.”
For Further Reading
Check out Ruidosa, Francisca’s feminist Latinx collective.
What is your “feminist anthem”?
Watch some of Francisca’s latest music videos here.