We had the good fortune of connecting with Lindsey Alderman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lindsey, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
I don’t think you should ever give up on your dreams, but I do think if you’re feeling uninspired, creative breaks are necessary. I believe most of my development as an artist has been a result of my personal growth. A creative lifestyle requires mental stamina, so whenever I’ve had periods of feeling hopeless, I take a step back to focus on my health and nurture my mind. When choosing to pursue an entrepreneurial lifestyle, it’s crucial to appreciate the journey above everything else.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m all about encouraging women to seek their pleasure. My music has always had consistent themes involving sex, knowing your self-worth, and confidence. The music industry is very male-dominated, and I’ve booked many shows where I’m the only female artist performing. It’s definitely not easy to stand onstage and preach my message when the audience has been listening to misogynistic rap or rnb music the whole night. It’s always been my way to stand out, though. I take control of those situations, and I’m proud of how far I’ve come despite any adversity. It’s important to me to use my platform to shift the culture. I want women watching me to know that even if you feel completely outnumbered, there’s a space for you to follow your passions, don’t stop pushing. Before every show, I always tell myself, if I can impact even just one person in the audience to leave here feeling more empowered and encouraged to go live their truths, I did my job.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am an avid hiker. San Diego has turned me into a total hiking chick. I would definitely take them to Mission Trails for a sunset hike. Those views are spiritual. Mount Woodson is a tourist classic- I admit I have a potato chip rock picture on my Instagram. I also love watching the sunsets at La Jolla shore- probably a picnic over there. There are endless places to eat and drink, but a rooftop cocktail is one of my favorite things. The Nolen has some good tots and drinks for a high-rise experience, but I also enjoy Kairoa in University Heights for some wine and bar food. The beauty of San Diego is undeniable, you can literally just walk around and have a good time wherever you’re at. I love it here.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I am inspired by every single woman living her life unapologetically, every woman proudly following her goals, and every woman who loves herself. The book “Pussy: A Reclamation” by Regena Thomashauer played a huge role in helping me shift gears with my craft. It reminded me of my powers and encouraged me to be less shameful. I’m thankful for every woman paving the way for artists like me- the ones creating conversation and challenging society’s expectations for what it means to be an empowered woman.