Beating the Boys and Breaking Down Barriers with Producer + Drummer, CinDee


Cindy Bojorquez, otherwise known as CinDee, is a queer Guatemalan-American hardcore punk drummer, digital media artist, and music producer from Los Angeles. She explores subjects of social inequality, feminism, and current events as her creative muse. Currently, her focus is to produce, distribute and archive underground music by people of color via her independent record label "Resisting with Music," while documenting her own struggles as a queer Latina in the media technology industry.

Brown Girls Rising is a partnership with Nylon Espanol to elevate the conversation of feminist action, leadership, community involvement, and culture.

"Women who take direct action to address the injustices that we face are the women that inspire me." - CinDee

In this episode, we sat down with music producer + drummer, CinDee to talk about her Latina experience. CinDee went on talk about how finding her worth and coming out to her family led her to where she is today.

“I didn’t expect my family to tell me they loved me regardless of my sexual preference. I got very lucky in a sense of having a family that accepted me.”

CinDee goes on to talk about how she had to fight her way into the music world, because it’s a very male dominated space. She also talks about how she has changed since breaking the mold.

“I have experienced that patriarchism and elitism of being a “male experience”. It just makes me think, “I can do this myself” I don’t need them.”

Yvette and Audrey talk about their own Latina experience and Audrey gets a quick lesson on rock music she missed out on.

“What do you need and who do you need to talk to in order to get what you want?” - Audrey Bellis

This episode, Brown Girls Rising Episode 04, can be found at or on iTunes.

This episode was recorded in sunny Downtown Los Angeles at Maker City LA.