Celebrate Women’s History Month: Tate McRae
What does Women’s History Month mean to you?
How have you celebrated this month?
During the pandemic, it’s a little hard. I’ve been trying to learn about different women in the industry and listen to their music and bring awareness on social media. I feel like it’s less of a monthly thing to celebrate the women around me, it’s something I like to do all the time.
WHICH FEMALE ARTISTS INSPIRE YOU?
There are so many incredible female artists out right now who I draw inspiration from and learn from as a young person. Some of my favorites are Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Jessie Reyez, and Kehlani—I gush over every single one of these women who are taking over the world.
Tate McRae's Playlist
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WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL EMPOWERED?
Over the past six months, I’ve spent time analyzing who I want to be and where I want to go. I watch interviews with people like Zendaya, who I think is one of the most well-spoken and classy people out there. I am young and I feel like a lot of people would look at me and judge what I have to say in the industry, thinking I would be oblivious, but what makes me feel the most empowered is when I speak up and am super confident in my opinions.
What is the importance of dance and movement in your life?
Dance is such a huge part of my life, I don’t know what I would do without it. From the age of two, I was always singing and dancing around my house. Dance definitely helped me discover my confidence as a young girl and feel very settled in my own skin.
What about fitness in general?
A lot of people call dance an art, but if you’re a super hardcore, intense dancer, you call it a sport. Fitness is a major part of maintaining your body, preventing injury, and making sure you’re getting in peak shape all the time. I definitely incorporate fitness a lot into my lifestyle, by going to the gym and balancing everything out with cross-training.