The story of Marie-Anne Lagimodiere is the story
of adventure, of romance, of a woman breaking all
the social boundaries of her day; the story of a
woman who changed history. Adventure holds the listener
spellbound. Humour provides a release of tension.
Romance adds a balance and a new tension.
Stories and songs celebrating courage, tenacity
and dreams. Stories and songs questioning policies
and practices. Stories and songs demonstrating the
energy and persistence of a person who changed the
country we live in today.
Originally performed at the Library and Archives
of Canada for the International Woman's Day celebration
'She Pushed From Behind' tells the story
of Emily Murphy in word and song. This is a story
of her life, and the changes she wrought on the
Canadian social and legal scene. Emily Murphy had
a dramatic effect on life in Canada today. She was
an author, a prohibitionist, the first female magistrate
in the British Empire, and a reformer of hospitals,
institutions and prisons. She was a most determined
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