RIP Donna Summer

As soon as I hear her name or the first chords of the song “She Works Hard For The Money,” I am transported to a dinky sub basement room in the West Mifflin Area High School gym where the “girls” learned coordinated quasi-aerobic routines while the boys did something completely different.

I was in 10th grade. I still remember some of the steps. I’m sure it was probably an excellent low impact way to help us with coordination and it definitely beat playing dodgeball.

I didn’t really know her in terms of disco until I was a little older. If GLEE weren’t going off the air, I’d like to see a little Unique/Mercedes tribute with some Brittana dancing …

RIP Donna. Thank you for paving the way for so many women.


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