“Sisters of A Different Skin” is the brainchild of award-winning songwriter and Berklee professor, Susan Cattaneo. Cattaneo says, “This song started as an a cappella voice memo in my phone. Many recent events in the news inspired me to write this song. It feels like it’s an important time to talk about gender equality and empowerment. I had this image of this chorus of women of all ages, races and musical genres singing it.
There are 26 women who made this project possible. We decided to call ourselves the Lucy Stone Singers. Lucy Stone was a prominent American orator, abolitionist, and suffragist, and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women. In 1847, Stone became the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree.