Music, media brands and driving the feminist movement
Mindy Abovitz , Tom Tom Magazine
Mindy Abovitz Monk is a self taught drummer and programmer based in Brooklyn with a Masters Degree from The New School. She started Tom Tom Magazine; the first and only magazine about female drummers, in 2009. Tom Tom is full color print magazine based out of NYC that is currently distributed globally and is carried by Guitar Centers and Barnes & Noble nationwide.
The magazine has a feminist mission and hopes to inspire women of all ages to drum, while strengthening and building the community of otherwise fragmented female musicians. Mindy has lectured, performed and held panels at Cambridge, Smith College, NYU, Sarah Lawrence, Carnegie Melon, UCSD, UCLA, CalArts, RISD, The Apple Store, Perez Art Museum Miami and MoMA PS1 amongst many other institutions.
She has appeared on the cover of Creative Review, and received press from the following media outlets: Red Bull TV’s Maven Series, Business Insider, FADER Magazine, i-D, BUST, Miami New Times, LA Weekly, Miami Herald, Gawker and The Smithsonian. She is a receiver of the 2016 She Rocks Award.