By Gabriella Steffenberg

Laura Barnes Taken from MI Pro
Laura Barnes
Taken from MI Pro

Laura Barnes, U.K.-based musician and deputy editor of PC and Tech outlet PCR, recently wrote an opinion piece on MI Pro urging female musicians to continue visiting musical instrument (MI) shops.

Barnes believes that over the years it’s become clear that many of her negative experiences in MI stores have revolved solely around her gender, with responses to her product inquiries being, “Oh, you want them for YOU?” from various store’s employees.

Check out the full piece over at MI Pro. She even gives the Women’s International Music Network a shout-out!