Well...yes. I agree that the phrase may be a bit overused. But for the next few days, I've used "I am woman, hear me roar" as the opening line in a series of short poems in my Between Friends strips. I've been feeling for a while that it's time to move my characters along in age a bit and these strips reflect that.
These poems are written from a life perspective rather than a political one. The series is a departure from my regular Between Friends comics. Whenever I do something a little out of the norm, I wonder how they'll be received...if people will enjoy them, hate them or just glance over them with one big yawn. For myself, I had fun writing them. I made a list of as many words as I could that rhymed with "roar" and went from there. The content is influenced by the fact that my son will be attending university out of town next year and my daughter will be in her senior year at high school. Their growing independence affects my own.
I've always loved my cartooning career. It's been a wonderful method of creative self-expression and aside from relentless and demanding deadlines, the flexibility of my working hours has been a godsend as a mom. On the threshold of the empty nest, I'm grateful I have something that will engage and interest me when I eventually begin to notice that no one in the house is calling for me to come and make them something to eat.