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I am a woman – watch me grow

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Helen Reddy has died, and I only just discovered her. I came across ‘I am woman’ a few weeks ago. The feminist anthem from 1971 found me, in 2020. That first day, I played it again and again, and now I listen to it every morning. I am woman. It’s such a simple, powerful, beautiful declaration. Woman is not to be whispered. Helen Reddy roared, and in my little red Skoda, on the way to wherever I have to get to each morning, I roar along with her.

If I am on fire, my mother lit the match. She taught me, by example and by design, not to subscribe to groupthink. To wear what I feel comfortable in. To speak up and speak out. To read, write, and publish what I write. If I........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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