The thing that’s interesting about icons, especially female icons, is that you rarely hear them speak.
They are iconic because they are seen, not heard. They are influential, because of how they look and act and carry themselves, not what they think and feel. They are remembered for what people said about them, not what they said about themselves.
Jaqueline Kennedy just might be the definition of a female icon.
But an ABC special that aired last week reveals Jackie’s own words about her life. Recently released audio tapes give her something many female icons drift into history without — a voice.