I Am Woman

If I have to, I can do anything.

I am strong, I am invincible,

I am Woman

Maeklong Railway Market

I remember lying in bed one night and the words,

I am strong, I am invincible, I am woman’,

kept going over and over in my head.

That part I consider to be divinely inspired.

I had been chosen to get a message across.”

~ Helen Reddy, a day before she penned the lyric

and handed it to Australian guitarist Ray Burton

to put it to music.

Khmer Market, Siem Reap

I couldn’t find any songs that said

what I thought being a woman was about.

I thought about all these strong women in my family

who had gotten through the Depression and

world wars and drunken, abusive husbands.

But there was nothing in music that reflected that

~ Helen Reddy

Khmer Market, Siem Reap


This post is dedicated to all the women of strength in my life.


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