On January 21, when hundreds of thousands gathered to march on Washington for women’s rights, the musician Connie Lim (aka MILCK) along with 26 other women, used their voices to stand up. In flash mob style they performed an empowering song that would soon be heard (and felt) around the world. We recently had the honor to sit down with Lim as she bravely broke down her lyrics, exclusively for Allure. Like most poetry, each word in this liberating song has a greater meaning and purpose.
MILCK is a survivor of domestic violence, depression, and anorexia. It took her more than eleven years to feel comfortable enough to share her story, and it all started at a open mic in Los Angeles. This particular venue was an intimate open mic with a crowd that embraced diversity. A place where MILCK felt safe. From that moment she felt the freedom to share her musical gifts.