"Musicians spend years honing and refining their craft, yet they frequently find that their career becomes more precarious when they become parents. This is especially the case for freelance women. Childcare is expensive and usually geared towards a “normal” 9-5 working day, which is something that performing musicians never have. As artists, we strive to be relevant to our world and it is essential that the people creating the work have the widest possible range of lived experiences. Bringing that depth of experience to life through music is what gives performance its nuance, poignancy and strength"