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Joan.

Joan Jett is my hero.  We share a birthday, and like yours truly, her dedication and fervor towards rock n' roll borders on religion.  I also can't think of a better role model for my daughter, and for my soon-to-be-here second child.  My wife posted the quote below on her Instagram today in honour of International Women's Day, and I have shamelessly stolen it.  Double J has been 'stickin' it to the man' (both figuratively and literally) since the day she picked up a guitar.  Her instructor told her nice girls don't play electric ones, and should only sing folk songs.  Stick it.  Record labels told her no one would book an all-girl rock n' roll band.  Stick it.  These same execs told her going solo would be a catastrophe.  See above.  Joan has sold millions of records and has never hidden who she is - all you have to do is listen to her lyrics to get the full story.  Joan loves Rock n' Roll.  And as for her 'bad reputation', I hope millions of young women earn one just the way she did.

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