Lady Day

“But as an autobiographer, part of Holiday’s own task was to present a clear portrait of her place in the society in which she found herself. To her this meant showing how the stigmatized women who work as maids, singers, and prostitutes have their own values. She urges her readers to accept that, even with the lowest in society, characteristics such as strength, dignity, and the ability to survive should be seen as forms of virtue.”

Billie Holiday the Musician and the Myth by John Szwed

Gjon Mili, photographer
Gjon Mili, photographer
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s