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Sarah McLachlan On Her Career, Sexism, and More

In an exclusive interview for Lenny Letter, MAKER Sarah McLachlan reflected on her successful 30-year career, and dished about her upcoming Christmas album "Wonderland," to be released at the end of October.

After reminiscing about her career, she opened up about being somewhat naive about sexism through the years. Though she was given creative freedom through her label, which she states, "didn't tell me what to wear, or how to cut my hair," she "went along, thinking there was no sexism in the music industry" because she was not experiencing it firsthand.

Her first encounter with sexism came about when she was told by a promoter that people would not come to a concert that had "two women on the same bill."

"Over the past 50 or 60 years, women have gone from being barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen to CEOs of corporations and presidents of countries," McLachlan told Lenny, adding, "Which is amazing, but it's a massive, seismic shift in culture... It takes many generations for that change to penetrate."

Watch McLachlan's exclusive MAKERS story in the video player above and pre-order her Christmas album on Amazon now (because it's never to early to get in the holiday spirit).

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