We Are Women, Hear Us Roar
Today is Women’s Equality Day yet, women still roar for equality. This month marks the centennial of a women’s right to vote and nearly a half century since the declaration of the dedicated Day. While the women’s movement has made gargantuan strides over the past 100 years, they are still roaring for equality.
“I am strong, I am invincible, I am Woman.” — Helen Reddy, Australian singer and Grammy Award® Winner.
"I Am Women" and Australian Singer Helen Reddy
The iconic song by Australian pop singer Helen Reddy, became the Anthem for the 1970s feminist movement. It’s lyrics roar loudly to this day. Reddy penned the lyrics and songwriter Ray Burton came up with the tune.
“It came to me and it wouldn’t leave me…I am strong, I am invincible, I am woman. And I thought, well, this has to be a song.” – Helen Reddy
Helen Reddy performed her hit song “I Am Woman” at the 1973 Grammy Awards® . Later that evening, she won the Grammy for best female performance. Here’s an excerpt from her acceptance speech.
“And I would like to thank God, because She makes everything possible” — Helen Reddy 1973 acceptance speech at the Grammy Awards.
On August 28th, a biopic on Helen Reddy’s life aptly titled “I Am Woman” will be released by Transmission Films on STAN in Australia. You can watch the trailer here: I Am Woman Trailer Plans call for the biopic to be released in the United States on September 11th in theaters and on demand.
Happy Women’s Equality Day! As we continue to live in these unpredictable and unprecedented times of COVID-19, most festivities and events for these momentous women’s accomplishments in history have pivoted virtually for 2020. The 1970s Anthem “I Am Woman” still roars loudly today and it is gratifying to see Helen Reddy recognized in the upcoming biopic of her life. She represents just one of the countless women trailblazers who have Socially Sparked® our lives. The celebrations and the women’s movement continue well into 2021 and beyond. Hear them Roar! — Forever Socially Sparked! Tweet us @sosparkednews & @asparks01