Honorary Danger Babe: Nina Simone
Nina Simone was an incredible musician who composed over 500 songs and recorded over 60 albums! She was the first woman to win the Jazz Cultural Award.
In the 1960s, Nina Simone was part of the civil rights movement and later the black power movement. Her songs are considered by some as anthems of those movements, and their evolution shows the growing hopelessness that American racial problems would be solved.
She shaped society with her music, her words and her mere presence.
Listen to her cover of Frank Sinatra’s My Way which her version was referred to as a feminist anthem.