Lady drummer Karen Dietrich of Pittsburgh-based indie rock band Essential Machine joins Petticoat Rule to discuss how she has uniquely integrated her passions for music, writing, and family into one full creative life. We also talk about the struggles, anxieties, and joys associated with maintaining a creative life throughout motherhood, as well as her journey to finding comfort in her own being through the pursuit of self-discovery. Don't miss out on her specially curated Spotify playlist! SPOTIFY: The Karen Dietrich Playlist CREDITS: Intro/Outro Tunes created in collaborative segment with Karen, Erika, and Tara using a Korg Kaossilator Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer. This project supported in part by a Seed Award from The Sprout Fund. The producers would like to thank The River's Edge for providing the use of their studio space and equipment in the making of this episode.Special Guest: Karen Dietrich.