Pippa at One Salford Feminist posted this youtube video a week or so ago and dedicated it to me and to her “two Janes.” It made me cry and I’ve been listening to it sense, in part because Maggie, my 9-year-old, has it on her myspace page. :) So I thought I’d post it, too. I am definitely going to find more Karine Polwart music to listen to.
I have always been criticized, teased, resented, all the way to hated for being ambitious, high energy, hardworking, optimistic, courageous, accomplished, hopeful — qualities Polwart is singing about, really. As women we’re not supposed to dream too big. We’re not supposed to accomplish too much or be too successful. We’re supposed to know our place and stay there.
So here is some inspiration — thanks again, Pippa!
This is an open thread for everyone to say whatever, talk, process. And while I’m here, I’m reminding everyone to get submissions in to Pippa for the Carnival of Radical Feminists — deadline is November 24!
Hugs and smooches to all.