Parent, Teacher, Activist
In my post on the music industry, Be Sexy or Shut Up, I talk about how female artists are often pressured to promote themselves through their sexuality rather than their musical talent. For my positive pick today, I wanted to share a few artists that keep the focus on their music, not their body parts. One of my favorite singers, Adele, has famously said, “Music is for the ears, not the eyes.” With her incredible voice, she doesn’t need to resort to sexy theatrics to get and keep attention. To watch some of her videos and hear her songs, click here.
Melissa Wardy of Pigtail Pals pointed me to a woman with a beautiful voice and a knack for performing songs with a deeper message. In one uplifting song, Beautiful Me, Jill Dawson sings about how we are so much more than what we look like, that our reality of beauty goes beyond our hair, face, and clothes. I love this song! Jill also sings the theme song for Pigtail Pals, When I dream.
One of my favorite songs is Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield, because to me it’s all about taking opportunities and not being afraid to take risks. I love the way certain songs can inspire me, help me to dream bigger dreams, and perhaps even challenge me. What singers inspire you? Do you have artists you enjoy listening to who consistently focus on their music rather than their sex appeal? I’d love to hear about them!