DAMN GIRL

Some of my favorite moments from last night’s #grammys (*all images courtesy of random insta posts... thank you random photogs) 

 Also... long post alert 

 All of these amazing #women are TOTALLY making it happen!!! Just LOOK at them!!! Listen to them... they have SO much to say. Life doesn’t just “happen” to us. We make choices... we have been fighting for the right to make choices all of our lives. And It’s not perfect, but loooooook what we are doing! And by the way... there are #LESBIANS in this group. And they are #winning !!! Shocking to all who have tried so hard to keep THAT from happening!!!!!! And SHAME ON YOU btw. 

#allkindsofpeople exist. All ethnicities and sexual orientations. Not just the kinds of people that make you feel comfortable. Just look around you and let it sink in. Give people of all kinds a TRUE chance. You WILL be ok. 

I am a woman in the music industry. I’m now over 40, I’m not super skinny and I’m gay. I’ve given my entire life to music and to the business that it is, was & will be. I may never see any awards for it... but I am SO inspired that these women haven’t stopped doing the hard work to be heard and seen. Im inspired by ALL of the singers and songwriters that I know ... that may never be up on that stage. The whole world may never know your name or mine, but you don’t give up.  It all starts and ends with us. Period. Without them...without us...without art... no award shows would be. There would be no need for social media plans or the “branding” or all of the “games” that are played around it all. And there  also wouldn’t be life. Art is life.  And it all starts with the artist. With us. We must keep making it happen. 

I so appreciate what @champagnepapi was trying to say when they cut him off. He was just saying... you don’t have to have awards to know you mean something...to know that you are indeed doing divine work. It’s an interesting monster of a thing...accolades. I admit that I measure my success or lack thereof by the accolades that I have or haven’t received. Not always, but often. I do. Often. And so I am grateful for every person that got up last night and mentioned #mentalhealth and #belief in oneself. The encouragement helps. It helps everyone. 

️One last thing::: (or 2) 

@tronian And @thesilverseas Are so very kind and genuinely masterful at what they do and who they are. I am soooo happy that they are being seen and heard. #deserving 

And the last thing.... @dollyparton Has always been my #1 favorite and @mileycyrus Is completely a FN #BOSS #damngirl

2 comments

  • Phil "Flip"  Carlin

    Phil "Flip" Carlin

    EVERY WORD.....I AGREE WITH!!!!! YOU ROCK.....THEY ROCK!!!! ALWAYS IN YOUR CORNER SHELLANATOR! HUGS AND LOVE TO YOU N DEB!!! 💖💖

    EVERY WORD.....I AGREE WITH!!!!!

    YOU ROCK.....THEY ROCK!!!!

    ALWAYS IN YOUR CORNER SHELLANATOR!

    HUGS AND LOVE TO YOU N DEB!!!
    💖💖

  • Abby

    Abby Pittsburgh

    You are right up there with these women!! You don’t need the hardware to prove that! I would rather listen to you!! Keep doing your thing girlfriend!! The world is your stage and you deserve it all!! Love ya!!

    You are right up there with these women!! You don’t need the hardware to prove that! I would rather listen to you!! Keep doing your thing girlfriend!! The world is your stage and you deserve it all!! Love ya!!

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