Excited to share a new music video today that features some of my very best friends (who didn’t even tell me they were doing this amazing thing)! The song What Makes a Woman? is from a new musical comedy called The Best Medicine written by the brilliantly talented writer, author, speaker, playwright, “YouTube Mom“, CEO entrepreneur Joni Hilton. [yes, and a Mormon]. The musical scoring for this new show is by renowned composer, Jerry Williams, pianist and musical arranger for The Donny and Marie Show in Vegas (and former music director for the Donny & Marie TV Show, among many other credits). I can’t wait to see the entire musical!
A message from Joni
Guess what– I’ve written a musical about cancer. And a comedy, yet. I know, I know, sounds impossible. But trust me, The Best Medicine is hilarious as well as poignant. . . This song takes a stand against the pop culture message that our appearances are what define us. In the musical a woman in a support group sings this song, which salutes and empowers women everywhere. 1 in 8 women will face breast cancer this year, and not one of them will be diminished as a woman. But in this short video we feature all kinds of women singing, and holding signs that define them better. Please watch it, share it, and help us spread this vital message — you are NOT defined by your appearance!
I am so proud of Joni for writing this amazing song.
I’m so proud of my best friends Debby (widowed mother of 4 children) & Becky (breast cancer free for 2 years, and runner) for performing in this video!! (Both of them are fellow MoTab singers & dear sisters to me).
There are many other faces and voices I recognize in this video – I love them all & my heart is full. I cry (happy tears) every time I watch it.
Women and Womanhood is one of the most powerful forces for good and change in this world. But, because of that, women and womanhood is under constant attack by the “father of all lies.”
He attacks our bodies. He attacks our self worth. He attacks our belief in ourselves. He spreads confusion and promotes a culture that objectifies, shames, demeans and devalues women at every age, stage and turn of life.
We must not fall prey to these lies!
The best way to cast out the darkness is always by shining light. The best way to combat lies, stereotypes and distortion is by standing up, speaking out and singing aloud the truth! Thank you Joni, and every woman who stands, speaks and sings the glorious truth about WOMEN.
I stand with you. I speak, and sing, with you. ❤ – MoSop