After the election a couple weeks ago (why did it have to be so close to the Exclusion Policy anniversary?), life has felt bleak. Yesterday, I thought it would be fun to watch Beyonce’s “Who Run the World” with my 6-year-old daughter.
It was just the thing.
I watched her face light up as she watched Beyonce sing powerfully about women. Her dance moves, the lyrics…I loved watching Emmeline’s face as she absorbed everything.
At one point in the song, Emmeline asked, “Why are those women dancing in their underwear?”
And her dad said, “Because they can choose to wear whatever they want.”
It reminded me of my own parents. My mom taught me Helen Reddy’s “I am Woman” when I was 4. I still do a mean karaoke version of it all these years later, and I like to imagine wind blowing through my hair when I sing it.
Do you have a favorite feminist or social justice anthem that makes your heart sing when you hear it?