You don't know this woman, but you would have been lucky to. She passed away on this day two weeks ago at the age of 82, but here 21. She was, is, and always shall be my Mother. Why is this important to fans of Girls Rock Radio? Simple. This woman was an inspiration. She raised me during the frustratingly LOW glass ceilings of the 60's and 70's, all the while and as a single parent, maintaining a fierce determination to survive while remaining accountable to the Kingdom of Heaven. Perhaps you find that unremarkable, I don't know. Lots of people do that, right? Each in their own way. What I DO know is that Girls Rock Radio exists in part because this woman demonstrated by her every action that the accomplishments of women are no less spectacular than that of men. Through music those accomplishments seem especially powerful, masterful, and full of beauty. Please celebrate the life of this woman because without her Girls Rock Radio likely would not be delighting a worldwide audience today.