Released in December 1990, the single “I Touch Myself” was the the Australian rock band Divinyls biggest hit.
When the Divinyls’ frontwoman, Chrissy Amphlett, found out that her breast cancer was terminal, she had one last dream, a new vision for the hit song. Originally a groundbreaking celebration of female sexuality, she wanted to make it an anthem for spreading awareness about the importance of “touching ourselves” for early detection of breast cancer.
As a tribute, Chrissy’s family and friends, her husband musician Charley Drayton, fellow songwriters, Cancer Council NSW and supporters from around the globe have come together to make sure Chrissy’s legacy lives on to remind women to be in touch with their bodies, and if something’s not right, see their doctor.
Ten of Australia’s greatest singers: Connie Mitchell; Deborah Conway; Kate Cerebrano; Katie Noonan; Little Pattie; Megan Washington; Olivia Newton-John; Sarah Blasko; Sarah McLeod; and Suze DeMarchi have come together to make Chrissy’s final wish a reality.
You can help keep Chrissy’s dream alive by spreading her message. Visit the I Touch Myself Project for more information.