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Gaga, Madonna, Bitches, & Goths


—-I’m beautiful in my own way because GOD made NO mistakes—Lady Gaga

 

—I’ve always been fervently attracted to women who stir
things up.  The nonconformists, the rebel
bitches, the Goths, the women who are off their
bloody rockers by traditional standards.

Janis Joblin  Inkfrog.

Other revolutionaries merely see themselves in these women,
not what an established, dull, society perceives.

 

I never wanted to be a flat paper doll cutout.  Did you?

 

I’m intrigued by women who fix their hair in beehives, have
Japanese tattoos, dress up in fabulous feathered Cher outfits, and wear cone
bras with black veils with lace undies.

Amy WinehouseAmy Winehouse

 

Women who know how to express themselves fully, and by doing
so, express part of who we are, as well.

Photo of Anne LamottAnnie Lamott

 

 

I remember seeing Madonna on Bandstand in 1980
something.  When Dick Clark asked her
what she wanted to do with her life.  She
answered coolly and confidently and magnificently- “I want to rule the world.”
Madonna

 

I knew then.  Exactly
then.  At that very moment.  That’s what I wanted, as well.   The only difference is– I would have said
“I want to change the world.”

 

The writers, poets, painters, sculptors, singers, jazzers,
reflectors, transformers, believers.

 

Yes, these are the kind of
women who change the world & make us observe things from another
interesting, sometimes uncomfortable angle.

 

One of my favorite wild women nowadays is Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga going to FarmVille

 

She will not go unnoticed with her bubble wrap, red laced
swathe, disco helmet, and meat dress. And with so many artists who’d love to collaborate
with Lady Gaga
, I don’t see her losing steam anytime soon.

 

It’s all utterly grandiose and flamboyant.  It’s all about expressing our insides on the
outside.

 

But women like Lady Gaga recognize that it’s so much more
than doily outfits and net masks.

 

It’s about making a difference and  rising up when other people cannot.

 

It’s about making our voices heard.   ((( H E A R D )))

 

It’s about screaming out,
“YOU ARE  ENOUGH!”

 

It’s about saying, “I hear you.  I see you.
You are not alone.”

 

I have a long list of these badly behaved women whom I
admire.  All of them are unique, unusual,
untamed… but in complete control.

 

Dear Reader,   What kind of woman are you?

xxxxxxx


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114 Comments

  • Reply
    nan @ lbddiaries
    September 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I am my own woman. It took years and years and years, and the love of an amazing Alpha, to find out who I was. Now? I love me. Icks and Yums alike. I am a non-conformist from way back, half a foot in the traditional world, half in non-traditional. I never wanted the norm, and I certainly never lived it. Now norm with Alpha is the sweetest place to be.

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      nan @ lbddiaries
      September 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      p.s. – LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS POST.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 6:57 am

      Nan,
      Yes, you are def. your own woman. Alpha only made you BETTER 🙂 Xxx Looooooooooooove.

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    Barbara
    September 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Love this post Kim! It took me a long time to realize I am enough. I think in a subtle way I’ve been kickin’ ass and takin’ names since that realization. It’s never too late!
    b
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 6:58 am

      Barbara,
      I beleive it will take me a lifetime to realize that I am enough. Why do we do this to ourselves?

      Love Xxx

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    Ellen M. Gregg
    September 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I am a woman whose voice grows in volume from year to year. Where it used to be muted, it is now strong, and will be stronger. I speak up, and I speak out.

    Love. xoxo
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 6:58 am

      Ohhh, Ellen,
      You are a girl after my own heart <3 Xx

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    Gracia
    September 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Thank you, Kim, for being one of the wild women who have changed my world!

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 6:59 am

      Gracia,
      that might be the nicest thing anybody has ever said to me.

      I thank God for you. Xxxx

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    Debi Pasricha
    September 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Love this! These women are my inspirational heroes too. Add to that list: Camille Paglia for her right-on dialogue on TRUE feminism, Beatrice Wood for staying in touch with her sexual freedom as she hit her 100s, and Lucille Ball for perpetually “disobeying” her husband in the early 1950s. Meee-ow, Ladies!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 7:00 am

      Debi,
      Meeeeeowwwwwwwwwwww. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Xxx

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    Red Dwyer
    September 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I have a long list of women who stretch back to Marie Antoinette. I have never been the shrinking violet…not even as a little girl. I do not own shoes shorter than 5″ and keep making statements. Everyday, more people are listening.

    Keep rocking, Kim! You are changing the world <3
    Much love,
    Red.
    xxx
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 7:01 am

      Red,
      Noooo, my dear. You are not a shrinking violet! Thank God. XX LOVE!

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    elizabeth
    September 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I came into the world as a curious, creative soul and I plan on leaving the same way- only I will leave a little of each behind so that people might learn what it means to be a creative soul who really tries hard not to give a damn what others think. So far, so good.
    I would also add Lucille Ball – truly funny and a beacon of light for all of us.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 7:03 am

      Elizabeth,
      have I told you lately that you are one of my inspirations?

      Xxx Love U.

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    Sandy Webb
    September 27, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I have never thought of women like Madonna & Lady Gaga as women to look up to. In my opinion they are doing what they do for the shock factor….putting on a show. Not that I disagree or dislike them, I simply think their motives are different than what you are talking about. On the other hand though, I do admire women who want to change the world and actually go out there and do it…or at least make a difference. Those women are generally not profit driven as in Madonna & Gaga and it is those women who I look up to and adore. Such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Emily Dickinson, Marie Curie, Katherine Hepburn, Margaret Thatcher & Helen Keller are a few of my favorite women.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 7:07 am

      ~~~~Sandy,
      I LOVE women who GIVE VOICE to the VOICELESS.

      Gaga is the new, fresh voice for a generation of young kids.

      I have another entire list of women. Mother Theresa & Hilary Clinton are near the TOP.

      Love Love Love Hepburn! Xx

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    Choc Chip Uru
    September 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    What a wonderful post my friend! It’s true expressing yourself as a non-conforming woman can be hard, god knows I have and continue to battle insecurities and society sometimes which is natural but these ladies and their ability to stay true is inspiring!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 7:09 am

      Dear Choc,
      it is a constant struggle, isn’t it? Perhaps this is why so many of us write. I know words are how I truly express myself.

      How about you, dear? baking? Xxx

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    Amy@SoulDipper
    September 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    To be me… that’s what! To relinquish the need for outside “feeding” – to know the contentment of being true to soul.

    Like one of my cats who had a grey tabby coat. He knew, however, that he was pure Siamese. He lived it every minute.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 7:09 am

      You are Fabulous, AMY! :)) Xx

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    kathy mccullough
    September 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Oh, I am so with you! I’m a woman who likes to sir things up–a woman who refuses to be defeated–a woman who won’t back down–won’t give up. Great post, my friend.
    Hugs,
    Kathy
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 7:10 am

      Hugs right back, Kathy. 00Xx

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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    September 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I used to misbehave, but I’m afraid that I’m terribly well-behaved now.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 7:11 am

      Liz,
      you are beautifully behaved, dearest!

      I misbehave in my writing…more than my true life! Haa xx

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    Irene
    September 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    That’s what I love about Lady Gaga also! She’s not afraid of what people think of her outrageous behavior or outfits! She speaks her mind! Same with Madonna. Of course, they have fame to back them up. You or I would get arrested for half the things they get away with! Gotta love these women! Great post Kim!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 7:11 am

      Irene,
      wouldn’t it be fun to be COMPLETELY uninhibited?

      Xxxx Love.

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    Debbie
    September 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I remember seeing Madonna back then and it brings back tons of memories! I like to march to my own drum and I am still learning every day. Someday I hope to become the kind of woman I really want to be. I think right now I’m about halfway there…….
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 7:12 am

      Debbie,
      I agree. Being our true selfs takes a lifetime! Xxxx

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    Carrie
    September 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    I LOVE THIS POST!! I don’t want to rule the world either but I sure the hell what to make my time here count and leave it a better place because I was here when I go.
    Thanks Kim
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 7:14 am

      You said it, Mama!!! Xxx

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    Jodi
    September 27, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    This post resonated with me. I tool a risk recently (a risk for women) and was accused by other women of being ‘unprofessional.’ An accusations is an accusation. In my mind I’m misunderstood. But I stood for what I believed in. I stood for them that accused me. It is hard to stand here and be alone. This post is my companion.
    Xoxox

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 7:17 am

      Jodi,
      the misunderstood shall rise up! You do…

      You. Are. Never. Alone.

      Xxxx Love.

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    Tia
    September 27, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Love you!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 7:17 am

      Love you, too.

      from one crazy person to another. xx

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    Alison
    September 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    You are an awesome woman, Kim.

    As for me, I am still unsure of my place in the world. I need a Lady Gaga shaped person to kick me into shape, yes?
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 7:18 am

      Alison,
      NO! you are perfect just as you are!!!!!!!!! XXXX

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    Valentine Logar
    September 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    There is such a strange mix, a strange measurement isn’t there? I have women I adore for their brashness and moxie, most of them are on your list. Others I adore for their brilliance and willingness to speak softly and carry a big stick. I think what I love about women, we are at every part of the spectrum. We are learning to defy expectations and stand up.

    Janice is by the way my favorite. Always has been and always will be, but I have a song for you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAFRnsf3UCo&feature=related

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 7:19 am

      Val,
      YES! The wild woman.

      And then the soft spoken women like Mother Theresa. We all have a unique voice to share.

      I Love.

      Thanks for the link, dearest!! Xxxx

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    Lady Fi
    September 27, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I do admire Lady Gaga – my daughter and I were at her concert a couple of weeks ago, and she was amazing.

    I used to be a woman who misbehaved and travelled. Now I’m more a mum trying to make a small difference in the lives of my children… especially when it comes to standing up for and loving yourself.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 7:20 am

      Ohhh, Lady Fi,
      we can make a difference in SOOO many ways.

      I know…You do for ME! Xxx

      Gaga must have been FABBbb

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    Elephant's Child
    September 27, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I think that I am a little on the dull side. Except inside my head where I have rebelled since I was small (in size and years). A quiet revolutionary? I hope so. Normal? Probably not. My best friend of over thirty years says I am eccentric. It doesn’t feel that way from the inside.
    I really, really believe that you CAN change the world. Because I know that you ARE changing it.
    Sending hugs and love.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 7:21 am

      A quiet revolutionary! YESsssss. I love.

      you are NEVER dull, my sweet Sue. Xxxxxx

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    mamawolfe
    September 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    No wonder I like you so much…just today a man told me that I”m a strong, opinionated woman. It used to show up in different was (can you say Goth 1980s style) but now it is just…me. Being the kind of adult I want my children to be. Hopeful, a phenomenal woman. 🙂
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 9:59 am

      You. Are. A. Phenomenal. Woman Xx

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    Solid gold creativity
    September 27, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    When I was at university decades ago I got tired of male students asking questions of male lecturers and the absence of the sound of a female voice. I resolved one day to put up my hand and ask whatever question came to me, no matter what, if a woman’s voice had not been heard by the second question. I’ve been doing that ever since.

    I’m a woman who stands for open communication, respect and freedom for all. By open communication, I mean emptying the “unsaid” and moving it to the “said. By respect, I mean a person’s wishes and needs are fully gotten, even if they cannot be met. By freedom, I mean being accepted in every way we are and in every way we are not.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 9:59 am

      Solid,
      YOU freaking ROckkkkk. x

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    Mandy - The Complete Cook Book
    September 28, 2012 at 3:19 am

    AWESOME darling Kim – I wish I was this strong! One day…
    🙂 Mandy xo
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 28, 2012 at 4:42 am

      –Mandy,
      I wish I was, too. It is something to strive for. RIGHT?

      Sending you LOVE & kisses to South Africa. Xxxx

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    Tara
    September 28, 2012 at 5:30 am

    The media was ripping on Lady Gaga for putting on a few pounds. She was like, “So what? I was starving!” I must admit I don’t listen to her, but I thought that was kinda cool.

    But I know what you mean about these women. In a society that tries hard to influence us (especially the girls), these women stand on their own. Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, and of course, Madonna…they are and always will be unique!

    RIP Amy Winehouse.

    Love you, Kim! XO
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 10:00 am

      Tara,
      The media SUCKSsss.

      so glad Gaga is not worried about her weight! She is a girl after my heart.

      Luv U.

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    Pat Scattergood
    September 28, 2012 at 6:44 am

    My #1 prayer is also “HELP”. I think I learned it from Anne Lamott.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 10:01 am

      Pat,
      Yes. Annie has taught me A LOT! Love her! & you. x

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    Jann Huizenga
    September 28, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Wonderful post, Kim. I love looking at these strong gorgeous women–Annie Lamott is amazing, and how stunning Amy Winehouse was. Very COOOOOOL makeup job on Gaga. My heroines include La Loren, Aung San Suu Kyi, Nina Simone, Anne Frank, Joan of Arc. Sending kisses to you, and keep on doing what you do so well, Kim!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 10:02 am

      Jann,
      I was obsessed with Anne Frank as a young girl…I read her diary a million times!

      What a Hero she is! xxx LOveeeee.

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    Kimberly
    September 28, 2012 at 7:16 am

    I honestly don’t know where I stand in this world.
    I’m a gypsy of sorts.
    PS. I am going to see Gaga in February. I am so excited I can’t even contain it.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Kimberly,
      I like where you are standing!

      You are going to see Gaga?!! WOW. get some good photos. Xxxx

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    Dad
    September 28, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Rule the world, I don’t know, Change the world, I’m all for it.
    Love You More
    Daddy

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Daddy,
      I love you more than melted chocolate on white ice-cream w/ pecans. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Emily
    September 28, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Three cheers for strong women!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 10:05 am

      I’m with you, sistah. Xxx

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    Vidya Sury
    September 28, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Revolutionaries, crazy people, rebels – are not afraid to think and express themselves. Not only do they think larger than life, but make others stretch out too.

    Women are innately powerful. I love that these women (yes, I love them too!) are fearless and influence change effortlessly.

    And I love that you love them.

    Normal is boring, after all.

    Love you more than the constant flow of water in the sacred river running through our State.

    Hugs!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 10:06 am

      And–
      you certainly are NOT boring , my dear sweet fabulous beautiful, Vidya!! Xxxxx

      Luvvvvvvvvvvvv Yooooooooooooooou

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    Hotly Spiced
    September 28, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Great post, Kim. So thought provoking. I am not as brave as the women you have featured, I’m afraid. Most definitely not as talented as well – I would love to have Madonna’s dance moves! xx
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 10:06 am

      I want Madonna’s ARMSSsss!!!!!!!! Xxx

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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    September 28, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I adore Gaga too. She’s who she is and she embraces everyone and that is fabulous. Make no mistake darling Kim, you are changing the world too! xxx
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 10:07 am

      Lorraine,
      Love when you visit my craziness :)))!! Xxxx

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    Joan
    September 29, 2012 at 5:21 am

    I love that you are more of a “wild woman” than me. I was a “shrinking violet” as a child. I don’t know what changed me into such a fierce woman with a cause but it had to have something to do with my sister’s shooting death. That unleashed something in me that I didn’t know I had. I know you were always an extrovert and willing to be different than I ever was or ever will be. Your sister’s death has unleashed something so creative in you that has led you to a different place. A horrible tragedy made you into a change agent in your own right.

    I am watching my daughter go through a difficult separation that will likely lead to a divorce. She told me she has found her voice through the process of understanding that her husband, seemingly a great guy on the outside, has used his power and control to make her into someone she wasn’t. Getting out from under that has made her into a more fierce woman who is about to venture into the world of single parenthood but with much more confidence and pizazz. She is becoming a better woman who may actually make more of a difference on her own than with a man who tried to suppress her individuality.

    Thank you Kim, for who you are and how you write. I cherish our relationship.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 10:07 am

      Joan,
      you are my hero XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Lisa
    September 29, 2012 at 11:45 am

    In this “me, me, me” society, I think the true non-conformists are not those who draw attention to themselves, but quiety seek to make a difference in the lives of others, be it one or many. Thanks for the thought-provoking post.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 29, 2012 at 11:54 am

      Lisa,
      Yes, it is a ((((ME))) society. No doubt.

      This blog is only a small part of the non-conformists out there.

      There is a lifetime of posts about other quiet, fabulous rebels.

      Gloria Steinem for ONE!!

      Thanks for reading. X

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    Feeling Beachie
    September 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I think women who are able to be themselves and are not afraid to express themselves, regardless if others agree, are the most beautiful amazing women…. It is their confidence and their strengh….
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    Kelly @ Inspired Edibles
    September 29, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    It’s about discovering your gift and giving it to others…

    Smooch!

    (love Anne Lamott…)
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    Debra
    September 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    I’m radical in my beliefs but tend to keep them hidden. Still, I do wish I had the courage to flaunt my dearly-held beliefs like Madonna. I wish I could write my heart out like Anne, who is totally transparent on paper. More boldness is my prayer.
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    Rene Foran
    September 29, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I am a work in progress.
    I am a force to be reckoned with
    I am a lover of love
    I am the arch enemy of indifference
    I am not perfect
    I am stronger than I know
    I am who I am
    I am me
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 30, 2012 at 6:30 am

      –LOooooooooooVE who you are, Rene–!! x

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    Bridget
    September 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    I love her. Have you seen the clip where she flashed the audience in Isreal? She’s awesome, she doesn’t care. I love that.

    In other news. Have you heard the Maroon 5 cover of “Kiss” by Prince. Seriously. It’s HOT! http://popcrush.com/maroon-5-prince-kiss-kiss/
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      September 30, 2012 at 6:30 am

      I shall watch this…

      and get back to you, B.

      xxxx Thanks.

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    Kathleen Basi
    September 30, 2012 at 7:23 am

    I have always been fascinated with Madonna, but became moreso when I learned that my grandparents knew her family and my grandfather actually went to the wedding when her dad married his second wife. It was years later before I saw the pictures on his slide reel, of a drop-dead-gorgeous little girl with a heart-shaped face and so sweet, giving absolutely no clue out what she would one day become. Fascinating.
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    Monica
    September 30, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Fantastic post, Kim. Being of a generation who remembers women from a different time, I always admired women like Katharine Hepburn, Myrna Loy and Lauren Bacall. They were far ahead of their time, and made great strides for women. Kate made it fashionable for women to wear pants!
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      My Inner Chick
      September 30, 2012 at 9:43 am

      Kate Rockssss.

      Have you ever watched the interview that Mr. David Frost did w/ her?

      Please watch some of it on YOUTUBE.

      I LOVE it.

      xxx
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    Renee A. Schuls-Jacobson
    September 30, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I always knew Madonna and I would be best friends.

    If she knew I was alive. 😉

    Congratulations on your latest recognition! Can’t wait to get my hands on Precipice. I don’t now why I didn’t submit. #Duh! Still, I was thrilled to see your name in there! You deserve it. 😉
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    injaynesworld
    September 30, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Dear, dear, Janis. I remember her well. And Amy — “I barely knew ya.” Gentle, tortured souls, both of them hiding their own fears of not being enough in drugs and alcohol. While I admire the their talent, I don’t think I can put them in the same category as Gaga, Madonna, LaMott and the rest who are strong, fearsome women with no doubts that they are more than enough. I particularly admire Gaga’s message to that effect to young people and her anti-bullying crusade.

    As for me, although always an “in your face” kinda gal who would be the one who said the things others would only think, it still took me to my forties to hit my stride in the strong and confident department, and another 20 to finally be able to say, “I am enough.”

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    My Inner Chick
    September 30, 2012 at 9:46 am

    You are SOOO Eeenough, Jayne.

    I added Amy & Janis because I am drawn to the tortured souls. I want them to CHANGE and be who they were meant to be!

    Xxx Loooove.
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    LADY GOO GOO GAGA
    September 30, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I obviously am a Gaga fan – but love love me some Madge….
    loved this post!!

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    Ann
    September 30, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    What an amazing post. I have to say, you and I are total opposites! …but opposites attract, right?

    I live simply and quietly. Not because I’m afraid of noise, but I like the quiet.

    I’m also comfortable in my own skin and love my life. Sometimes folks ask why I do things a certain way (I live by the calendar!) and I tell them my life is simple, but lovely.

    I’m HAPPY!

    I guess you can’t ask for more than that….no meat dresses or cone bras for me, but I like the t-shirt and flip-flop lifestyle anyway!

    Hugs to you always, my wild, wacky and wonderful friend!

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    Cait the Arty Runnerchick
    September 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    wat an awesome post and stellar collection of women….LUV me my Madonna! 🙂

    so i’ just found ur site and am in love with the header and title, and i certainly picked the right post to gain entry. great stuff!
    XOXO

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    Jessica
    October 1, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Those are all women who stand out in the world for sure. It’s nice to see that they work to make a difference while also being different.
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    Liz
    October 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Thank you Kim for this post! I loved reading it & identifying with how you & it feel & these women are some of my heroes too. So glad you placed Janis’s picture here. Also, I’m going to go looking for that Erica Jong book – I gotta read that – plus she is so beautiful & fancy free looking on the cover!

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    Sue Williamson
    October 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Kim,

    I love that you inspire such dialoge between so many talented, gifted, bright women.
    I think you should all meet at a resort, or spa, or cabin, or maybe Saint Shirleys house! Cookies for everyone! Of course, I need to be invited too. Even if I don’t blog – I DO read and that surely must count for something!

    This could be your 2014 project. The energy from that meeting would be felt around the globe!

    Love your posts and love you too!

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      My Inner Chick
      October 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      Sue,
      I’ve already met some of these bloggers in REAL life!

      But I must go to India, Austrailia, Africa, & Sweden to meet the rest!

      Luv You, Too! Xxx
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    Noeleen
    October 2, 2012 at 2:42 am

    This is an excellent, excellent resounding, self-affirming post. I LOVED it. I’d never seen that Madonna pic. You know, it is to me sexy minus the cigarette. I don’t understand the meaning of the cigarette.

    But all the others, flawless. THIS is the kind of thing that should be freshly pressed.

    FANTASTIC gathering of girl power & mystery, on the one page.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 2, 2012 at 4:37 am

      ((((Power to the WOMEN!!)))

      Xx

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    Jack Milgram
    October 3, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Hi Kim,
    I totally agree with you – everyone (women as well as men) should look for their unique ways of self-expression. No more 90-60-90 standards! Nobody cares about perfect forms anymore. Everyone should make a difference in this world. Why trying so hard to fit in, when you were born to stand out?

    I love your blog! Keep on posting
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 3, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Jack,
      loved that you visited me :))) x

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    Brenda
    October 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Excellent women to keep company with, my dear. I don’t know ‘what’ kind of woman I am, or what label I can attach to me today. Mostly, I’m a hopeless romantic ever intrigued and in awe by life. I am an open book with empty pages waiting to be filled, and will be a work in progress until I am ash in the wind. Wonderful post, I loved the images you included, especially the one of Madonna.
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    My Inner Chick
    October 5, 2012 at 4:44 am

    ***I am an open book with empty pages waiting to be filled,***

    This is SO very Brenda.

    I LOVE! xxx
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    LL Cool Joe
    October 6, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Great post! As a transman I know a thing or two about expressing myself and making a mark on the world.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 6, 2012 at 6:36 am

      Dear LL,
      Keep Expressing, Baby! X

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    Pamela
    October 6, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I love a wild open heart. I love a face upturned to the sunshine of limitless possibility. I love a scream, I love a whisper. I love hunger, and I love struggle. I love women who look deep inside to know themselves and then be that woman, without apology, wherever and with whomever it takes them.

    I love that about Madonna. I love that I can love that in her and not love many other things in her. Same with GaGa and other really public free spirits. I love that THING in them. I love that they can keep it alive in the face of scrutiny and criticism. Because that is the epitome of the wild open heart to me — that it stays wild and open no matter what the world tells it to do.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 7, 2012 at 7:06 am

      ——WOW,
      I LOooooooooooVE your comment.

      Brilliant, Pamemla. Xxxxx

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    (FL) Girl with a New Life
    October 9, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I have been both–the shy girl keeping her head down and the wild woman blazing her path.

    I created a fictional character, Skylar, to embody this wild woman that we all crave/fear in ourselves. She makes her debut in my first novel, though I look forward to carrying her into the second.

    If you are ever interested in a non-fiction read, I highly recommend: Women Who Run with the Wolves. It is more of a sociological analysis of the female experience but it is written by a poet.
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