Women's Power Anthem

"Caution: Women Crossing the Line"

Check out the rap song and original spoken word written by Emery Bright, part of our close-knit JASS extended family. Lisa VeneKlasen, JASS ED, explains the song was "partly inspired by an activist we lost (Berta Caceres) and partly by our troubling elections."

 

 

LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE:

Performed by Mack Royal, Mickey Love and Emery Bright. Written by Emery Bright and Mack Royal. Produced by Mickey Love and Emery Bright. Original spoken word written by Emery Bright. 
Illustration by Ruth Wieder.

SPOKEN WORD:

Strong women 'bout to walk across the line 

This ain't no once upon a time

These stories we 'bout to write are true

Sweat n' bleed for the rights of me n' you

Got Grandmas n got little girls

Steppin' cross the line to change the world

Go on raise ya hands and pump ya fists

Defensoras feministas activists

We black n' white n' We brown

But we only go by jus' one sound

Strong women 'bout to walk across the line

This ain't no once upon a time 

These stories we 'bout to write are true

Sweat n' bleed for the rights of me n' you 

This ain't no trumped up make believe

Sacrifice in order to achieve

Glass ceiling yeah we know th' score

Break outta chains bust righthu' the door

Lost lives battlin' issues tough as hell 

Rest in Peace strong women who have fell

Standing tall on continents big n' small

Clap ya' hands n' sing it wit' me y'all

Strong women 'bout to walk across the line

This ain't no once upon a time 

These stories we 'bout to write are true

Sweat n' bleed for the rights of me n' you