Petra attended the annual gala organised by Swedish magazine mama, Årets mama, this Monday. Below are some photos of the event. 📸
At the event, Petra was interviewed by newspaper Aftonbladet. She stated that she as well had – more than once – experienced sexual harassment during her career, and even before. You can read the full article here on aftonbladet.se.
Subsequently, an article was published by newspaper Dagens Nyheter yesterday in which as many as 1993 women speak out about the situation in the Swedish music industry. Besides Petra, these women include Zara Larsson, Carola, First Aid Kit, Robyn and Seinabo Sey. Read the article here on dn.se.
Petra shared the following post on Instagram today with the hashtag #närmusikentystnar – ‘when the music is silent’.
Seeing this story today got me quiet for a while. The scale of the harassment seems bizarre. I hope being able to speak out about her experiences now helps Petra – it’s brave of her to come forward.