Donna Summer 1948-2012: The Reflection of a Modern Woman
The woman we “loved to love” – Donna Summer has passed away after a long battle with lung cancer. She was 63-years old.
Beyond the incredible range of her voice, the way we men admired her beauty, and the way many danced to their heart’s content to her music – perhaps the most powerful thing about Donna was her ability to break through to women during the period of women’s lib.
In Donna’s strength and talent, women found themselves and their own sense of strength – they had gained their ability to voice out against the suppression and the equality that she herself had faced as a result of being not just a woman – but a black woman.
Donna’s breakout success was not only a celebration and a victory for black women – it was one for all women of all colors and backgrounds. Her success signified a pivotal shift in the way in which women were treated in the music business and in the business of show.
Donna Summer will be remembered for bringing joy to the hearts of everyone who listened and danced to her music – she will also be looked upon as a victory for those ladies out there who felt they had no voice, but gained one after listening to hers.
She is the true reflection of the modern woman and the kind that any and every man would be blessed to have embraced.