DAYS LIKE THESE: Phenomenally woman
The three of us at tracks of foxes aim to share with you some crafty projects we’ve been putting our hands to, some adventures we’ve been spending our time on, we also thought we’d share with you some of the stuff that fills our stereos, book shelves, screens and tummy’s on emotional days, hope you might identify with some days like these.
Pan Tol and daughter, Math Sreylen, southern Cambodia. Photo copyright Tearfund/Ralph Hodgson
Today, 8th March 2012 marks international womens day, which has been observed for over a centuary, serving to raise awareness and galvinise action for the equality and emancipation of women. We enjoy much more liberty than our great granmothers thanks to the women who have gone before us ensuring our future is bright and full of opportunity. So on a day like this we celebrate women, the achievement and brilliance of the sisterhood, and are also mindful the unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women’s education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men. (Preach over..) So today, lets here it for the girls!
a little selection of the best women songwriters singing about love, loss, anger, liberty, montherhood, beauty, faith, weakness & strength
Ani DiFranco: Sorry I am
Emmylou Harris & Lucinda Williams: Greenville
Lauren Hill: Zion
India Arie; Beautiful
Cat Power: Hate
Melissa Etheridge: The weakness in me
Erykah Badu: The Healer.
“Amelia” A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, and directed by the amazing Mira Nair…
BY MAYA ANGELOU