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16 May
A voice for women in the arts

A voice for women in the arts

“In a strange way SAIT prepared me for the ambiguity of media and the arts. A lot of it is self-starting. That was something I was uncomfortable with ― freelancing and pitching ideas. But now, it’s all that I do. 

I still have my toes in the print media game. But somehow life happens and I ended up in radio. It just kind of fell into my lap, which I’m really lucky and grateful for every day.

The hardest part is keeping fresh … but that’s also the whole job and the most fun ― it’s the part that I get the most out of. Even compared to when I started a year ago, I know 100% more music than I did before. 

I try to use my platform to do my part in increasing representation and get other people to think about it as well. I try to represent for women and speak up, take up space and be loud about it. I have always said that I’m super lucky, grateful and privileged to have a microphone here (CKUA), at CJSW and in my band. For some reason people listen to the things I say, so I try not to take that for granted.”

Hayley Muir, SAIT alumna, Journalism ’07 | Radio DJ, CKUA (The Spot) and CJSW (Dixie Fried) | Lead vocalist, The Shiverettes | Co-founder, Femme Wave: Calgary’s Feminist Music and Arts Festival | Production, BeatRoute AB edition

Editor’s note:  Read more about Hayley and the childhood experience that continues to influence her approach to work and music today.


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