More women in the NFT space…


The NFT space, something that seems to have been here for such a long and short period of time all at once. Life changing, ground breaking, and open to absolutely everyone that is willing to take a leap. And I do mean everyone. It is a ”come as you are” type of atmosphere and as welcoming as a southern grandma…yet one question is still ringing loud. “Why aren’t there more women entering this arena?” The reason I believe it is still a pestering question is because nobody can actually have a proper answer regarding this topic and every female’s story is completely different on what brought them here. I personally entered the space from my husband running up to me one day whispering, “babe, I am going to take our real money and turn it into internet money with digital pictures.” Okay, I’ll be honest, my husband is much more articulate than that, but it is absolutely what my brain translated. Being true to who I am, supportive and curious, I gave the green light and leaned right over his shoulder to see what in the HELL he was trying to relay to me. Insert confusion and intrigue here. My creative heart went wild as I scrolled through twitter seeing all of the artwork, collaborations, and genuine encouragement. I will say, most people were anonymous, so in the beginning (and obviously still many times now) we had no way of knowing the face behind the project or the collectors. Slowly but surely people came forward and not surprisingly…a male dominant field once again. I wasn’t upset by this as it truly did not come as astonishing news to me. I would be lying though if the very first question that came racing through my mind wasn’t “where are all my girls at?” By no means was there a lack of feminine energy, nor did I believe we would be the leading gender by a long shot, but finding more women was like trying to find something to watch on Netflix. Not impossible, but definitely a task. When I found my women, my people, it was what lead me to this article today. Brace yourselves, some may not like what I have to say. Many of us women follow, encourage, and support each other. So many incredible and undeniably talented females plopped perfectly in a space to share their masterpieces. What was the one thing I noticed above all though? They were all asking the same question as well. That lingering inquiry of how do we get more women into NFTs. So, while we may all hype each other up..we need to now set the trail to bring each other in. Ladies, WE are the answer. Rather than asking the repetitive question, we can be the solution. How? Share your story. Start talking more about why you came and what keeps you here. All know of our stories are so beautifully different. What each of us brings to the table is just as unique as your role in this NFT world. You absolutely WILL find like minded women to bring in with your story when those women may not relate to mine at all. Part of building a community isn’t solely reliant on the product itself, but also the personal side of the individuals. This does not mean you can’t remain anonymous. We can remain unnamed while still revealing pieces of who we are as a person. We can’t force people to stay at a table, but we can be relatable and open enough to at least make them curious enough to want to take a seat. We can be the change, over time. Some may read this and find it to be a waste of time or nonsense. Some may find it helpful in their own way. To be fair this is a personal opinion and coming from one individual female that does not speak for all of us. This post was originally going to be about my experience at NFT NYC (that will come later, I promise), but as I started writing, this topic was one that needed addressed even if it isn’t popular opinion among all. It was question from the beginning and remained in the forefront during my time at NYC. So, even if you may not agree, it needed to be more than just a question. There is an answer, but just like most great things, it will take time and it will take effort from all of us. Xoxo, Cait

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