International Women’s Day

I’ve grown up with a family of dominant women. Though there have been male influences in my family, it’s undboutedly the women who have influenced my family from an early age. I come from a matriarchal family, not a patriarchal one. From my early years, women have been my closest friends.

A photograph from the 1980s when all of us, it seems, had perms!

Unsure of what else to say on IWD, I thought I’d share a few of my favourite songs about the power of women through the decades.

The original 70s feminist song.
Chaka Khan in the 70s
Whitney Houston updates Chaka Khan with a more modern feminist feel
Cher updates things in the early 00s
Cher in the 10s, has an all-female update for ABBA’s SOS

Author: James O'Brien

Born / Currently : Lismore / Widjabul Wia-Bal - Bundjalung Live : Sydney / Gadigal - Eora Also : Brisbane, Bourke, Renmark, Wagga, Perth Pronouns : He/him/his.

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