Following the Music with Geminelle
Geminelle, San Diego native, has been pursuing music at a professional level since the age of 13. In the beginning of her career she was a member of the girl group MISS. While she enjoyed her time within the group, she soon began to pursue her solo career.After graduating high school, Geminelle decided to take a break from music to seek a degree in education. Her passion for helping others and being a vessel for change made attaining her M.Ed a major achievement. It was at this time that she realized her gift as an educator and an artist are intertwined: that both music and education can have an impact in an individual’s life. With the help of her friends, family and fans she was able to say farewell to San Diego as she embarked on her “Follow the Music Campaign”. As she settles into New York, a population full of promise, she is continuing to develop her craft in a city known for sharpening the skills of budding artists.
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"A lot of our own capability is how we manifest our own thoughts" - Geminelle Rollins
In this episode, we chat with singer/songwriter, Geminelle Rollins about growing up with mixed heritage. She talks about how she came into her own and learned how to accept every part of her culture.
“For me there was growth that needed to happen from going from almost afraid to identify as mixed race to being able to choose what you want to identify with in which space.”
Geminelle goes on to talk about how she doesn’t know if she labels herself as a feminist but, she is all about rooting for women.
“I’m all about women supporting women and creating spaces for women to be vulnerable.”
Audrey talks about getting to know people through your network and how being instagram thirsty has helped her on her come up.
"As a woman i tried to teach the men around how to teach women, talk to women, and court women." - Gimenelle Rollins
This episode, Brown Girls Rising Episode 25, can be found at BrownGirlsRising.com, SoundCloud, or on iTunes.
This episode was recorded in sunny Downtown Los Angeles at Maker City LA.