Free to Be… You & Me Marlo Thomas Free to be

Free to Be… You & Me

Back in the seventies, even with the looming nuclear threat of the Cold War, the world seemed a more positive place than it is today. It was also a time when girls wore all colors of the rainbow as opposed to the ubiquitous Disney princess pink. In 1972 actress and social activist Marlo Thomas (with the help of many celebrities) put out the record Free to Be… You and Me. A collection of songs (and later a book) that celebrated values such as individuality, tolerance and equality. This is illustrated by the small print on the record sleeve stating the album is for “children of all ages, shapes, sizes, colors and sexes”. I feel we need more of that today.

Check youtube for some songs and feel the love.