On April 8 at 1PM Women’s March Sydney gathered with the #ICANTKEEPQUIET choir to sing ‘Quiet’, the uplifting anthem by MILCK that is raising women’s voices across the world.
Our performance was part of a global snap action, and due to Australia’s time zone, Sydney was among one of the first cities across the world to participate in the global action.
MILCK says that the song comes from a personal place, as she herself is a survivor of abuse, anorexia, and depression. The #ICANTKEEPQUIET project is dedicated to celebrating women’s unique voices and identities, in an effort to break the cycles of oppression and fear.
Indie pop singer ILUKA led the performance as our #ICANTKEEPQUIET ambassador. She spoke about why she can’t keep quiet about gender inequity:
“I can’t keep quiet because when I look around I see girls and women who don’t feel empowered, who don’t feel like they can take up space and certainly like their voices don’t matter, so why speak up? That is why I know I have a responsibility to speak up and speak out.”
Our full line-up of performers included:
Siobhan Poynton (SCABZ)
Erica Lovell (Women In Theatre and Screen)
Lou Millar (Twin Caverns)
Lisa De Angelis
Songbird Sisterhood Mums and Daughters Choir – Northern Beaches
You can find the song and more information on the global action at: www.icantkeepquiet.org/thesong