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Free to Beyou and Me

Show Me the Way

Dawn Burnett | Posted 02.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Dawn Burnett

I am standing at the crossroads not knowing which way to turn. Every direction I look in seems to be under construction without the warning sign displayed to switch lanes, lanes of life that is.

It Takes All Kinds

Cathy Fink | Posted 05.23.2016 | Entertainment
Cathy Fink

We're all talking. Kids are talking, adults are talking and, hallelujah, the conversation is ON about diversity, especially when it comes to children.

"Free To Be" Makes Time...On Time!

Marlo Thomas | Posted 05.12.2014 | Home
Marlo Thomas

This week, invited me to reflect on the creation of "Free to Be...You and Me," which premiered as a TV special 40 years ago Tuesday. I was delighted to accept the offer to talk about "Free to Be" and the impact it's had on subsequent generations. Thanks for lending me the platform, -- and Happy Birthday, "Free to Be!" --MT

The No-Choice Generation

Janis Powers | Posted 10.26.2013 | Women
Janis Powers

I've had a high-powered career, been a stay-at-home mother and returned to the workforce. As I read the media coverage about the challenges of working women in America, I have to wonder what would have happened if Atalanta and Young John had reunited... and had a baby

It's Political

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

It's another moment for me of realizing the urgency of political action. Guns have long been a problem in this country. But the recent spate of horrific shootings have awaked the nation and President Obama to the need to rise up.

Free to Be... You and Me -- Forty Years Later

Marlo Thomas | Posted 01.30.2013 | Home
Marlo Thomas

Forty years ago this month, a group of my friends and I released "Free to Be... You and Me," a children's record created to expel the gender and racial stereotypes of the era. Our mission was simple: to convince children that their dreams were not only boundless, but achievable. What happened next stunned all of us.

How Celebrities Got An Album About Gender Equality Made In The '70s

Slate | Posted 10.24.2012 | Women

And lo, the word went out to New York’s songwriters and children’s book authors and frustrated Broadway bards and William Morris clients in the sp...

A Special "Free To Be" Tribute From Melissa Levis

Posted 06.17.2012 | Women

The following essay was written by my friend Melissa Levis, Wendy Wasserstein's niece. Wendy brought her to meet me when she was 5 years old because s...

Sharing Laughs And Memories With NY1

Posted 11.15.2011 | Women

I sat down with NY1's Budd Mishkin to talk all about my memoir, Growing Up Laughing, and the memories that inspired it - we covered so much! I had a ...

Free To Be You And Me

Posted 11.19.2012 | Women

I'm so proud of the work we did on "Free to Be...You and Me." Here are a few of my favorite photos from my time working on Free to Be. My Weekly News...

What Your Kids Might Not Be Telling You

Marlo Thomas | Posted 12.31.2011 | Women
Marlo Thomas

In case you need reminding from when you were a kid -- kids keep secrets from their parents. But there is one secret, for sure, that has to be brought out into the open... because it's killing them.

What is Marlo Thomas Up to Now?

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bruce Kluger