Barack Mandela
Lawyer, Military Veteran, and Philosopher

Tina Turner: Icon of Female Empowerment

Tina Turner performing at Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, 24 October 1970

Today, millions of adoring fans around the world remember Tina Turner as the “Queen of Rock” and a powerhouse singer and performer.

Fans around the globe remember Turner’s songs: “What’s Love Got To Do with It” and “Better Be Good To Me” and “Private Dancer” and “The Best”.

However, Tina Turner’s legacy is more profound than mere performances and singing. Rather, Turner overcame domestic abuse to become an enduring symbol of female empowerment.

Women and girls around the world now understand they can escape vicious male-on-female abuse and heal their lives. Female empowerment is a serious socio-cultural issue that touches the core of our male dominated human civilization.

Tina Turner’s impact on female empowerment extends far beyond the music industry. Her story is a testament to the strength and resilience of women, reminding women that they have the power to rise above adversity, define their own success, and shatter barriers.

Through her music, persona, and unwavering spirit, Tina Turner has inspired generations of women to embrace their own power and live life on their terms.

Tina Turner’s journey from humble beginnings to becoming a global icon highlights the power of female empowerment. Her powerful life story resonates with women across generations, demonstrating the power and resilience needed to overcome challenges and break through anti-women barriers and gender discrimination.

Through her music and message, Tina Turner has empowered countless women and girls, inspiring them to embrace their own power, pursue their dreams, and redefine success. Her legacy as an advocate for women’s empowerment will continue to inspire future generations to strive for greatness and stand up against adversity.

Although Tina Turner has passed away, her legacy of “girl power” and “woman power” will live forever.

I have written this poem and song titled “Tina Turner Forever“:

Women and girls are the best

Better than all the rest

Tina stood up for women’s rights

She never gave up the fight

Striving every day and night

With women’s equality in her sight

Oprah and Kamala have seen her

Her name is Tina

Beyonce and Hillary have seen her

Her name is Tina

She was a light for women and girls

Yes, Tina Turner revolutionized the whole world

The End

About the Author
Licensed Attorney. I earned a Doctor of Law at the University of California, College of the Law, San Francisco (Hastings) . I earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Riverside. I was an international student at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Law and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law. I am a military veteran of the United States Air Force, United States Army, and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). I am a laureate of the National Defense Service Medal from the Pentagon. I am a financial donor to following: Harvard Law, Yale Law, Stanford Law, Berkeley Law, UC Hastings College of the Law, UC Davis Law, Columbine High School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Phillips Exeter Academy, Sidwell Friends School, Viewpoint School, Beverly Hills High School, Eton College in the United Kingdom, Special Olympics, Children's Defense Fund, Obama Foundation, Clinton Foundation, Barbra Streisand Foundation, Princeton University, Florida A&M, Howard University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, and the British Red Cross. I am former special assistant and staff attorney to Governor Pete Wilson of California. I was public affairs assistant to US Senator Barbara Boxer and Mayor Ehud Olmert of Jerusalem and Jerusalem spokesperson Haggai Elias. I am a member of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, and I am a member of the Republican Jewish Coalition.
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