Mindy Abovitz started Tom Tom, a quarterly magazine for and about female drummers, in 2009 when she became a drum instructor at the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls in New York City.
The experience, she claims, ‘rewired her brain on many levels,’ writes Shanon Steel.
According to Abovitz, Tom Tom was created to celebrate drumming and offer community, to provide a platform for change. ‘I no longer wanted to participate in the industry as it is. I wanted to change it,’ she told Steel, in order to give women and girls equal representation.