Today on this 2018 International Women's Day my thoughts are of course on the strength of inner beauty, and the resilience of women today and throughout history. But I think as many women do we think about these things a lot everyday, because we are so often having to rely on our inner resources not only to survive but thrive.
Music can empower individuals and it can express so much about struggle and the resolve to rise above it and to become stronger. Throughout history there have been songs that have become symbolic anthems for the women's movement and many come to mind when I think about women taking to the streets to protest in marches.
I heard about this beautiful and powerful song "Quiet" that went viral during the Women's March last year on January 21st 2017 and the young woman who wrote it and why.