Posted at 1:45 PM May 07, 2010
By Andrea Grimes
"Tear Stained Eye" by Son Volt is maybe my favorite goodbye song, ever. Take a moment with me, will you?
Ah, yes, now we are all verklempt, are we not? Well, let us cheer the eff up. Let's talk about ladies we love, in the spirit of continuing to rock our ladyness as the sun sets on Heartless Doll.
The ladies who've inspired me are: Gwen Stefani, who got me through junior high school. Jewel, who is responsible for inspiring some seriously bad teen angst poetry c. 9th grade, Virginia Woolfe, whose "Room Of One's Own" changed the way I thought about writing as a woman, Yoko Ono, for being brilliant and crazy, Ariel Levy, for writing Female Chauvinist Pigs, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards for Manifesta, Lady Fucking Gaga, Lauryn Hill, Joan Rivers, heck, just about every woman I've ever seen do stand-up, Bette Midler!, Fey and Poehler, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood and her amazing Texan mother, Ann Richards, Dolly Madison (seriously, read up on her!) and ... oh gosh, I'll add more later.
Who inspires you, Dolls?