Femme Frequencies

Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity amplifies the creativity of women, femmes, and people of marginalized gender identities while building a feminist community around the joy of sharing music.

Dream of the Stars — Open Mic & Collaborative Mixtape Release

On Wednesday, September 27th, at 6:30 pm, in the Hawks Nest (KU Memorial Union, Level 1), please join the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity and KJHK for Dream of the Stars – a Femme Frequencies Open Mic & Collaborative Mixtape Release – inspired by a quote from the 2023-2024 Common Book author Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Talents. In this sequel to Parable of the Sower, Butler writes of her protagonist Olamina, "She dreamed of the stars."

Open Mic

This event aims to create a space for amplifying the music of women, femmes, and people of marginalized genders. While performance slots are only open to women, femmes, and gender minorities, we welcome and encourage people of all gender identities to attend and join us in building a feminist community around the joy of sharing music.

To sign up in advance for a 10-15 minute set time, please fill out this form. While advanced sign-up is not required and a sign-up sheet will be available on the evening of the event, musicians will perform in the order they sign up, starting with those who used the advanced form. 


We will be giving away door prizes throughout the evening – including KJHK merch, LPs, books, and suitcase record players. Each attendee will receive a giveaway ticket upon entry!

Collaborative Mixtape Release

At this event, we will also release our next Femme Frequencies mixtape titled "She Dreamed of the Stars." Inspired by the above quote, this Spotify playlist will feature songs chosen by KU students and the ETC's staff that evoke this theme. Contributors are automatically entered to win a free Love Garden Sounds tote bag filled with prizes! The winner of this giveaway will be announced at Dream of the Stars. 

Transgender Tuneage

A collaborative mixtape celebrating trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming musicians.

Listen on Spotify

She Gave Me a Rainbow

Inspired by April showers and May flowers, this collaborative springtime mixtape is comprised of songs featuring women, femmes, and musicians of marginalized gender identities. 

Listen on Spotify

Femme Fest 3

Lawrence All-Ages Noise Destination (LAAND) and the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity present Femme Fest 3!


Friday, March 3rd

Doors 6 pm / Show 6:30 pm

All ages!

$5 suggested donation to benefit The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center


  • Bad Alaskan
  • Dalima Kapten
  • Lily Kosirog
  • The Twangles
  • DJ Honey

Kansas Union, Level 1, Hawks Nest

Supported by KJHK and Student Union Activities

For Wild Women, Bad Bitches & Rebel Girls

As feminist historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich wrote, "Well-behaved women seldom make history."

In honor of Women's History Month, this collaborative mixtape includes songs performed by women and femmes that celebrate badly behaved women.

Listen on Spotify

Let's Talk About Sex

A collaborative mixtape of songs exploring sex and sexual agency by women and femme musicians.

Listen on Spotify

Winter Vibes

A collaborative mixtape of songs, featuring women and femme musicians, that evoke wintry vibes. 

Listen on Spotify

For My Friends

A collaborative mixtape of songs about friendship featuring women, femme, and genderqueer musicians.

Listen on Spotify

Season of the Witch

A collaborative Feminist Fright Fest mixtape comprised of songs about magic and witchcraft that feature women and femme musicians. Follow @feministfrightfest on Instagram.

Listen on Spotify

Feeling Myself

A collaborative mixtape featuring songs by women, femmes, and nonbinary artists that inspire feelings of self-love and empowerment in members of the Emily Taylor Center community.

Listen on Spotify

Rage Against the Patriarchy

A collaborative mixtape featuring songs by women and femmes expressing our collective discontent and anger with misogyny and sexism. RAGE AGAINST THE PATRIARCHY! 

Listen on Spotify

Follow ETCWGE on Social