“I’m Speaking”

9 Mar

Happy Women’s History Month!

Several weeks ago my friend Beth Wood emailed and asked if I would take part in a project she was starting called “She’s Speaking.” They were making a Youtube channel for Women’s History Month and asking songwriters to write about that very topic…inspiring women. 

If you know me you know I’ve had a joy of a time watching the ascent of Vice President Harris. Thanks to my friend Heidi in California I’ve known about VP Harris’ work for a long time, and I still have not fully processed the feeling of immense pride that she was elected along with the “IT’S ABOUT TIME WHAT TOOK SO LONG” part of my brain.

I spent a lot of time watching Kamala Harris speeches and noting key phrases, and then I put them to music. Of course there’s a bit of artistic license, but the core message is direct from the Vice President. Open doors and make sure you keep them open for the ones coming in behind you. She kicked open a big one in 2020 and cheers to that!

Check out the whole Youtube channel for an incredible array of songwriters and topics…from Georgia O’Keeffe to Edna St. Vincent Millay to daughters to mothers to friends…every single one is beautifully written.

I hope you check out all those songs and hey…thanks for listening right here.


Source quotes from Vice President Harris:

“Protecting our democracy takes struggle. It takes sacrifice. But there is joy in it, and there is progress.”

“But while I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last, because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.”

“We shoot for the moon and then we plant our flag on it. We are bold, fearless, and ambitious.”

“Anyone who claims to be a leader must speak like a leader. That means speaking with integrity and truth.”

“What I want young women and girls to know is: You are powerful and your voice matters. You’re going to walk into many rooms in your life and career where you may be the only one who looks like you or who has had the experiences you’ve had. But you remember that when you are in those rooms, you are not alone. We are all in that room with you applauding you on. Cheering your voice. And just so proud of you. So you use that voice and be strong.”

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