Stevie Nicks photographed by Peggy Sirota for Rolling Stone. Peggy Sirota
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Stevie Nicks (Birthday May 26)
Stevie Nicks’ rise to prominence in the male-dominated rock and roll industry in the 1970s propelled her into being a trail-blazing, feminist icon. Her defiance to conform to the social pressure of marrying and having children further solidified her status. Stevie was quoted in a magnificent 2013 interview with Jada Yuan for New York Magazine:
“My generation fought very hard for feminism, and we fought very hard to not be labeled as you had to have a husband or you had to be in a relationship … Well, what do you mean you don’t have a boyfriend? You don’t want to have one? You don’t want to be married?’ And you’re like, ‘Well, no, I don’t, actually. I’m fine.’ … Being able to take care of myself is something that my Mom really instilled in me, I can remember her always saying, ‘If nothing else, I will teach you to be independent.’ ”
Jada Yuan’s compelling piece on Stevie is a must-read. So much so that Stevie dedicated ‘Landslide’ to Yuan at a Jones Beach concert shortly after the profile was published.