Women Empowering Women

Women empowering women is a strong and beautiful act. How does this happen? Women lift others with their voices through song, art, dance, speech, poems, stories, and mentorship and so many other ways including small acts of kindness. Art Feminist art emerged in the 1960s. From sculpture to paintings to drawings and performances, these artists highlight societal and political differences associated with gender identity.  Here’s a list of 15 artists to get you started. POETRY Poetry, or words that make music in your heart, has many forms. And there are thousands of strong women poets. Below are two examples. “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou “You are more than beautiful” by Rupi Kaur SPEECH 2014 Emma Watson gave this fabulous speech at the UN launcing the HeForShe campaign. There are many, many TED talks about women’s rights and empowerment. Here’s a list of 3,000 titles. BOOKS There are many nonfiction books and many fiction books that tell the story of women empowering other women or themselves.  Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Margarot Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale, and Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things To Me,  are a very small sample. MUSIC Songs of celebration to songs of protest, music has always been […]

Christmas Carols For You

It’s Christmas Eve. I’m on holiday spending time with family. I hope you have an opportunity to spend time with your loved ones, too. Enjoy this small selection of some of my favorite Christmas carols. Carol of the Bells by The Piano Guys Little Drummer Boy by Pentatonix Christmas Cannon by Trans Siberian Orchestra We Wish You A Merry Christmas by Celtic Woman   I hope you enjoyed these Christmas Carols. May you and yours have a safe and happy holiday! Merry Christmas!

Music Mood Makers for you and me. What music do you listen to?

Musical Mood Makers for You and Me

Music is an almost universal language. It expresses moods and has the power to change moods. And for most of us music touches memories. So I’m asking for your musical favorites today. What piece of music always makes you tap your feet (or get up and dance)? This one always makes me want to get up out of my seat: Can you name a song or movie score that reminds you of a special time in your life? Are you surprised at my choice? This was a third date movie, the date my sweet husband-to-be invited my thirteen-year-old son along. Kind of cinched the deal. What song or music do you play when you feel sad? Do I have to pick just one? Here’s one of the saddest ones I’ve ever heard. Name your most romantic music. This one may be the hardest for me to answer. I have a long, long list. Today, I’ll answer with this one. Which song do you ALWAYS sing along with? My answer includes many different piece of music but right now there’s one in particular that I’ve sung for years and years. Which piece of music is the most inspiring? Yours may not […]