I joined Tonality because as an Asian American and Mexican American woman, I want to be a catalyst for change in this society by setting an example of diversity for many young people like myself. I hoped that by being in this group, I could help to empower both of my ethnicities. I also wanted to join the fight for more POC, women, and LGBTQ+ representation in not only the music making world, but in the entire workforce of this nation.
Tonality is important because it allows for people of all backgrounds (races, ethnicities, experiences, etc.) a chance to spread awareness and make a difference in this world while creating and premiering beautiful music. The people in Tonality refuse to be bystanders. We refuse to take a step back from the many issues that our society faces and we do it with grace and respect.
The first time I sang with Tonality, I felt comfortable, accepted, and surrounded by love, even though I barely knew anyone. That is the type of group Tonality is.