Wo(man) Of the Moment: Eartha Kitt

This month’s wo(man) of the Moment is Eartha Kitt!

It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.”

—  Eartha Kitt

The first time I saw Earth Kitt (1927-2008) was on TV  as Catwoman on the live action version of Batman (1966-1968). I remember watching the reruns at my babysitter apartment in the afternoon and thinking I want to be as cool as Catwoman. She seems to have the coolest outfit and have a direct approach in dealing with people.

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It took me a long time to realize that an actress was playing a part so I took it upon myself to learn more about the actress. Eartha Kitt was a very strong will and tough heart type of person. She was an actress, activist, dance and singer. Her song “Santa Baby” plays on heavy rotation in my house during the holiday season:

I also like Eartha Kitt songs from the 1984’s album “I love Men” which is a mix of dance and electric pop:

But Eartha Kitt is more than just an actress and singer she had a voice and was very opinionated when it came to things that were important her. Like civil rights, same sex marriages and being her own independent person. tumblr_ok6wg70D0Y1si194ao1_500

Her she is in an excerpt from her 1982 documentary: “All by Myself: The Eartha  Kitt Story and her view on relationships:

Eartha Kitt will always be one of my personal idols because she was a person who spoke up for herself as well as many others who couldn’t or were afraid too. She took many risks and took many chances in her lifetime. She taught me that you only live once so why not live it to the fullest? tumblr_ojj8iuwelE1uk1o5no1_640

Congrats Eartha Kitt you are the Wo(man) of the Moment!!!!

 

 

Until Next time!

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