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Meet Audry Funk

Today we’d like to introduce you to Audry Funk.

Audry, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’m from Puebla, Mexico. I’m an artist, singer, mc, feminist and immigrant. My career in music starts at the age of 15. Back in my home town, I used to be the front singer of a reggae band, since that time I’ve been writing my lyrics, all full of social justice and advocating women rights. For a girl like me in Mexico is not easy, I have to face many obstacles such as patriarchy, religion and being an artist in a country that underestimate the arts. It’s been a long journey to explore and acknowledge my worth as an artist but as of lately there’s been a lot of wonderful things happening that make me feel very proud of my self and my work.

I love community work, since I was in Mexico I used to give rap workshops in very high-risk areas in my city, I believe art is healing and can help to find new ways to express and make your money without being part of the mass system, giving the hood the worth that has been taken away from us, that’s why I chose RAP, its the way to be in touch with those forgotten communities to communicate other ways to understand the life. This is just my point of view based on my experience. With this community work plus my music, I have reached a lot of spaces that I have never imagine, like most of Latin America, Europe and the US. Therefore, I’ve been able to talk and perform in renowned universities such as Harvard, NYU, CUNY and UCLA. Big festivals in front of thousands of people who don’t speak my language but can feel the vibe.

Big media like BBC, The Guardian, VICE, Rolling Stones Mexico, El Pais, WWC, ARTS and many others have mention me as one of the must powerful music projects lead by a Mexican women. I never imagine to achieve this kind of recognition but fortunately the world is not like my hometown is, there is more opportunities for us as women if we fight for that, and it’s not only for me, this is for the youngest, this is for all those girls in the world who have to wake up always hearing that we are not worth just because we were born in this world as women. For my women of color, out there thinking none of us have any chance, I say NO! we are beautiful, strong and powerful and we deserve to live in prosperity, love, freedom and abundance as anyone else.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Being a women in this world is very struggling, plus being an immigrant in this political era, it’s such a big challenge.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
I’m a singer, MC, artivist, philosopher, feminist and I pro-community, my music is full of resistance, and politic message.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Its been so long way to have opportunities, but I never give up, if a door closes I knock into a window, and if I have a bunch of NO, I’m going to have YES at some points, any in my life has been lucky its been a lot of work and believe in my self as an artist in this big city.

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Grendy Gallinari

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