Happy International Women’s Day! What better way to celebrate than with a little dash of empowerment in the form of a playlist. As we have seen in recent movements, today in 2018 this is just as important of a day than ever to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of all women. For more information and resources visit their website. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress for a call-to-action in gender parity.
I know a playlist isn’t a easy, fix-it solution, but good music keeps spirits up and can be a mechanism for pushing people forward as we all continue on with the good work needing to be done.
To all the amazing women…
- Who came before us to make life what it is today
- That raised the current generations to be fierce and independent and to know their voice is worthy
- Supporting all women on their achievements and dreams
- Raising future generations of amazing women who will keep breaking down boundaries
- Told they can’t express themselves in the way that feels right to them
- Speaking up and fighting for change every day
I raise my glass to all of you and have more gratitude than I could ever express.
The Women’s Empowerment Playlist is only a small selection of the songs I could’ve included. The original working playlist before I parsed it down had over 60 songs. Let me tell you, it was incredibly hard to not include them all, but I didn’t know if people would actually find a four-hour long playlist useful.
I decided to instead go for a more upbeat, pop driven focus. The vibe I was going for when I was listening is one that gets me amped up and want to take on the patriarchy basically. It’s 25 songs all about loving yourself, being your biggest fan, and not taking anybody’s shit. Most songs are from 2010s, not that those classic jams (Man! I Feel Like A Woman!, Respect, No Scrubs, I’m Every Woman…and so on) aren’t incredibly important and worthy songs to still bop out to today.
What do you hope can change for future generations of women?
P.S. – Like many women, my mom is one of my biggest influences, but there’s one unique connection we share through music.
Until next time,