As part of The Pixel Project’s Music For Pixels Summer Charity Concert, we talk to the music artists who have participated in the concert about why they are using their music to speak out and to say NO to violence against women.
Our fourteenth featured artist is Juliet Weybret. Juliet was born in Lodi, CA in 1993. She grew up playing a variety of musical instruments. Around 2007, she began writing her own music and lyrics. Her YouTube channel, JulietOriginals, followed shortly. As her fanbase on YouTube grew, Juliet went on her first East Coast/Canada tour in March 2011 with YouTube sensations Boyce Avenue and Alex Goot. After graduating high school, she moved to LA to attend Musicians Institute and signed to Spicy G Records. She released her first 5 song EP “Back To Life” in 2012. In March 2015, she went on a second Northwest/Southwest tour with pop/punk band Between California And Summer. Today, Juliet’s YouTube channel exceeds over 8 million views. She is currently working on releasing new music with a pop/country sound. To learn more about Juliet and her music, visit her YouTube channel or follow her on Twitter or Instagram.
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My name is Juliet Weybret. I am a country singer and songwriter from California. I decided to take part in The Pixel Project’s Music For Pixels Summer Charity Concert because I want to help make the world a safer place for women. After being a victim of sexual harassment in a situation that could have lead to something much worse, I understand the fear that some women have on a daily basis. My greatest hope is to help create peace for women around the world with my music.
Why is ending violence against women important to you?
Violence in general is something that I feel very strongly about. Nobody deserves to be put through it. However, when it comes to women, my mom, sister, best friends, etc. come to mind. I seem to be noticing more stories in the news about violence against women, and I never want a loved one of mine to be included in one of those stories.
In your opinion how does music help in efforts to end violence against women?
Music can speak to people in ways that regular words do not. I think it shows a different emotional side of everything. It touches people differently and opens up different parts of the mind. If the subject of ending violence against women is put into music, I think it can play a huge part in making people around the world more aware of the issue.
What actions can music artists take to help end violence against women?
Most artists have the benefit of having a fan base of people around the world who look up to them. Artists can spread the world so easily just by speaking up about the issue. The power of social media today is so strong and anybody with a following can help by just using their voices and reaching out.