When she started #WomenCrush Music in 2016, Portland-via-NYC singer-songwriter Ashley Kervabon was simply an artist—and recent transplant—looking for a community. Since its humble start as a showcase series at SE Portland’s Jade Lounge, #WomenCrush has grown into an international movement with the mission to connect, educate and inspire its community of female songwriters. As the scale of the organization grew, so... read more
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