Dar Williams Release “Cool as I Am” Video to Raise Awareness of “War on Women”
Dar Williams is back at it again.
The much-loved contemporary folk musician is using her songs to bring awareness to social injustice. In this case, it’s the War on Women. Williams has set her song “Cool as I Am” against a montage of images of legendary feminists, musicians, and others to draw awareness to this social injustice.
“Every state and every party, both men and women, have found creative, resilient ways to say YES to a society that values its women (including their reproductive systems),” said Williams about the video. “Recent events have made it important to underscore this positive force in our country, so here goes!”
The video follows on the heels of Williams’ most recent album “In the Time of Gods.’ The songs on the album, Williams’ ninth, are also social commentary. Williams uses Greek mythology to tell the stories of panic, power, struggles and class warfare.
“A lot of this is about remembering that the wheel is always turning,” said Williams. “If you treat people badly, that won’t serve you well on the other side of the wheel. People ride up and they ride back down again.”
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