View from Venus: Talking with an original venus, Helen Reddy

Actress Helen Reddy attends the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts\' 2nd AACTA International Awards at Soho House on January 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images for AACTA)
The legacy of 'I am Woman'

wtopstaff | November 14, 2014 5:49 pm

Randi Martin, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – Singer Helen Reddy gave many young women a voice in the 70s. When their own voice failed them, Reddy’s mantra filled in.

I am strong.

I am invincible.

I am woman.

Reddy, who is on tour and playing at the Barns at Wolf Trap Thursday and Friday, talked to me about her tour, new cat and the iconic song “I am Woman.”

“We had to actually force airplay,” Reddy explains. “I couldn’t get the record played on the radio. So many DJs and program directors would say,


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