YOU'RE GONNA MAKE IT AFTER ALL.

Jackie Daily Photography

I was a strange child.

In the early 90's during my childhood my TV of choice was Nick at Nite.  I preferred to watch classic television.  Old favorites like Dragnet, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Brady Bunch, I Love Lucy, The Carol Burnett Show - and of course The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

I was deeply saddened to hear of her passing today.  She was one of my first feminist icons - out there making it on her own.  You never know until later who or what will inform major parts of who you are.  I solidly believe that watching women like her from an early age shaped me in a fundamental way.

All I can do is pass on the legacy.  I'll introduce Tallulah to Mary when she is older, and teach her to be a strong woman who goes after what she wants in life without letting anything stand in her way (especially things like societal expectations and institutionalized patriarchy).