These photos are of my band members right before the best show we ever played. We are Pins & Needles, and we’ve been playing shows in Toronto since we were 14. Being both young and female musicians in a male-dominated scene, we’ve struggled to be taken seriously. Now we’re 18, and our audience has watched us grow through our music. With the launch of our album, Mystic Woman, we realized that we have created a space in which we can own the stage. —Sabrina Carrizo Sztainbok
Sabrina Carrizo Sztainbok is an artist and musician living in Toronto. Find her on Instagram.