Toshi Seeger, wife of folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, is gone. With her passing on July 9 has come a flurry of public accolades long overdue. Count me as part of that chorus, as we now feel free to sing out praises that she actively avoided or dismissed in her lifetime. She spoke honestly and directly, liked hard workers who tried their best, and she didn’t appreciate hierarchy or undue praise; she was a mother, grandmother, gardener, awesome organizer, filmmaker and great cook. Toshi may have been petite, but you didn’t want to cross her.
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