Dubbed “Tomato-gate,” the controversy spelled out an insidious industry bias, but also threw a spotlight on the genre’s serious female contenders -- women working to establish their individuality, broaden the genre’s subject matter and raise the bar artistically.
A lot of times when I play a show, I’m the only girl on the bill. I was so fired up when that tomato thing happened, I made a shirt that said, “You say ‘Tomato,’ I say ‘F— you.’ ” (Laughter.) I tweeted it at [Keith Hill, the radio consultant responsible for the uproar]. I had the most frustrating thing happen when I was trying to find a label.
Take a look at what happened in the booth yesterday. It just means you haven't been hit with enough silent and deadly attacks to know the visible signs that occur when someone drops a quiet bomb on someone in close quarters.
For you lucky individuals, let me explain what you're seeing.
Whenever we are stuck inside on a cold or rainy day or just looking for a boredom buster, I love to grab a sensory bin and just let my girls engage in exploratory play.
Sensory play is perfect to help spark imagination, improve dexterity and fine motor skills, and to occupy those little hands for a little while in a positive way!