NEWS: Aliana Speaks Out in #MeToo Article
They're burning all the witches, even if you aren't one, so light me up!
Today an article came out in The Boston Globe detailing the disturbing #MeToo interactions of several women, myself included, with a local conductor and music educator associated with the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and various other institutions in the Greater Boston Area. Read it here.
The decision to go on record was very scary. I knew the immediate effects would be both positive and negative. I sincerely regret only the effects that this has on his family, who are innocent of these crimes and behaviors.
My hope is that speaking out will make an impact. That this industry will be different, less predatory to the next generation of young creative people. Also, that this small act of bravery will serve as an example of stepping up when a community cries out for help.
Thank you to my friends, family and incredible husband for your support and encouragement. Without it I probably would not have gone on the record.
To all those who have experienced embarrassment, harassment, mistreatment and any form of disempowerment, you have the support you need to speak up. Find your allies. There are people in your lives that will support and speak up for you.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.