13 Reasons Singer Lesley Gore Will Always Be An Inspiration
The legendary singer-songwriter, famous for "Cry If I Want To" and "You Don't Own Me," passed away Monday.
Singer Lesley Gore, famous for the hit songs “It’s My Party” and "You Don’t Own Me," passed away from lung cancer at the age of 68 on Monday.
"She was a wonderful human being - caring, giving, a great feminist, great woman, great human being, great humanitarian," Lois Sasson, her partner of 33 years, told the AP.
Years ahead of her time, let this woman be your source of inspiration today (and all days, really):
When she was only 16-years-old she reminded us that if it's your party, you can damn well cry if you want to:
And that message continues to inspire today:
She rallied women to tell the men in their lives: You don't own me.
Which would create this glorious moment in history:
Oh, and this one too:
Way before Beyonce put out "If I Were A Boy," Gore sang the truth in "Sometimes I Wish I Were A Boy":
Taking classes at Sarah Lawrence College, she valued her education and put it before her career:
She was all about girl power:
Gore constantly strived to live an open and honest life:
She later wouldn't hesitate to call out the music industry on its homophobic attitude:
Her hairstyle, like her voice, was legendary:
She appeared as Catwoman's sidekick, the Pink Pussycat, on the popular Batman television series in 1967:
She saw the importance of women having strong female mentors in their lives:
And remember: Nobody owns you.
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