In Sonos’s quest to enable better listening, we can’t help but notice the deafening silence: Far too often, underrepresented voices go missing in all the noise, even as the sonic internet opens up new platforms and possibilities. With each day, the need to amplify important conversations and foster communities that enable women to be heard only gets more pressing.

 

That’s why we’re introducing the Sonos Sound Collective, a community of seven badass, creative women in Los Angeles who will spend the year exploring what it means to listen better. Throughout the year, each woman will spark conversations by asking questions about the world around (and within) themselves, using sound as an exploratory tool to craft a deeper dialogue.

Freely, Deeply, Together

For our first sound exploration, we asked each member of the collective to introduce themselves with a song. Which track, we wondered, makes you feel your best? The result is a playlist of inspiring songs, which you can listen to below.

Meet the Sonos Sound Collective:


Elsie Goodwin

Elsie Goodwin

A fiber artist (crochet, knitting, weaving, and macrame), wife, and the mother of two girls.

“One Big Holiday” by My Morning Jacket

 

https://www.instagram.com/reformfibers/

Jessie Webster

An editorial and commercial photographer specializing in lifestyle and travel.

“Sweet Thing” by Van Morrison

 

https://www.instagram.com/jessiewebster

Jesse Webster
Jesse Webster

Jessie Webster

An editorial and commercial photographer specializing in lifestyle and travel.

“Sweet Thing” by Van Morrison

 

https://www.instagram.com/jessiewebster

Melody Ehsani

Melody Ehsani

An apparel and jewelry designer. A portion of sales from each of her design goes towards the advancement and education of women.

“Diamonds and Pearls” by Prince

 

http://instagram.com/melodyehsani

Samantha Duenas

A DJ, singer, and the founder of 143—a monthly R&B party based in Los Angeles which has hosted musical guests like ?uest Love, A-Trak, and Ginuwine.

“All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar & SZA

 

https://www.instagram.com/sosupersam/

Samantha Duenas
Samantha Duenas

Samantha Duenas

A DJ, singer, and the founder of 143—a monthly R&B party based in Los Angeles which has hosted musical guests like ?uest Love, A-Trak, and Ginuwine.

“All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar & SZA

 

https://www.instagram.com/sosupersam/

Justina Blakeney

Justina Blakeney

A designer, artist, and author of the New York Times best-selling book The New Bohemians.

“I’m Every Woman” by Chaka Kahn

 

https://www.instagram.com/justinablakeney/

Caroline Ingraham Lee

A photographer and the host of Out of Line podcast, which interviews online personalities—exploring their offline lives.

“I Was Here” by Beyoncé

 

https://www.instagram.com/teamwoodnote/

Caroline Ingraham Lee
Caroline Ingraham Lee

Caroline Ingraham Lee

A photographer and the host of Out of Line podcast, which interviews online personalities—exploring their offline lives.

“I Was Here” by Beyoncé

 

https://www.instagram.com/teamwoodnote/

Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith

A blogger, photographer, photo stylist, and the author of See San Francisco.

“Chateau Lobby” by Father John Misty

 

https://www.instagram.com/sfgirlbybay/