RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes was the special guest on the March 15 Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll retrospective podcast hosted by Radio Dave Milberg featuring 30 Feminist Hit Singles Before Their Time between the 1950’s and 1990’s. The history and snippets of thirty (30) hit songs about female empowerment by Aretha Franklin (Respect), Helen Reddy (I am Woman), Gloria Gaynor (I Will Survive), and more were remembered for their strong and positive impact.
In Patricia’s interview she shared what musical genres she enjoyed listening to and if the empowerment messages and stories told in the songs of Aretha Franklin impacted her decision to become a lawyer or factored into her choice of leadership activities to advance women and the legal profession. She expressed her point of view on why so many African-American women are leaders in feminist music and the difference in white and black artists’ messages. Finally, Patricia voiced her choice for the most important feminist hit recording of the 21st Century—“Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys.