the late 1970s, singer-songwriter Susan Marie Gallion
left an abusive marital relationship in Wisconsin and moved to Atlanta,
Georgia. Soon afterwards she wrote a song about that experience: The
Woman In Me describes a young woman who acknowledges
her vulnerability and loss of innocence, while finding her inner strength
to rise above her difficulties. Country music star Crystal Gayle recorded
Susan's song in 1980 and it became a number one hit, garnering a Grammy
moving to Amelia Island, Florida, in 2001, Susan learned about Micah's
Place and the vital services they offer to victims of domestic violence.
In 2010, she recorded her own contemporary version of The Woman
In Me, in Nashville, with some of the nation’s top studio
musicians. Now Susan has turned her song into a means of raising awareness
and donations. The single can be downloaded on Amazon and iTunes.
With each download of The Woman In Me, proceeds will be set
aside for Micah's Place, a nonprofit shelter and counseling center.
addition to the online music campaign, Susan has released a special
limited edition CD of six original songs, including The Woman
In Me. The CD, entitled Saltwater, Light and Magnetism,
can be purchased by contacting Susan [Email].