Helen Reddy’s song ‘I Am Woman’ was released at the height of the women’s liberation movement. It reached number one on the charts in 1972, and sold an estimated 25 million copies.

This is the same year Ita Buttrose founded Cleo Magazine and Shirley Chisholm made her bid for president of the United States. It was also the year Martha Griffiths put the Equal Rights Amendment back on the political agenda, prompting legal equality between men and women in employment, finance, property and divorce in the US.

At the same time, a young Amanda Keller sat in her childhood bedroom, singing ‘I Am Woman’ into a hairbrush. Little did she know that she would later become one of Australia’s most loved television and radio personalities.

Hear the profound impact ‘I Am Woman’ had on Amanda Keller:

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