Five women musicians are brought together by their love for singer Dolly Parton. They all have dreams for their futures, but they are also burdened by their painful pasts. During a series of tribute concerts a warm friendship develops which leads to in-depth descriptions of the women's life stories. We get to meet Gudrun, the resolute driving force who has built up a career as a music producer through her own determination, but forgotten her family in the process; Nina, the shy world star who got caught up in a career whirlwind and almost lost her soul in the process; Cecilia, who suddenly left her career in the Souls rock band, hid from everyone and gradually made reality of a dream to do her own thing; Lotta is here, too - the singer who had the courage to break away from everyone's expectations and find unconventional ways of achieving what she had longed for; and Helena with her dreamer's rich imagination, struggling against her habit of belittling herself, who got fed up with lacking things and started creating her own beautiful islands in life. I am My Own Dolly Parton is a deeply personal documentary by film-maker Jessica Nettelbladt; over a long period, she has followed music producer Gudrun Hauksdottir and the singers Nina Persson, Cecilia Nordlund, Lotta Wenglén and Helena Josefsson - five colorful women who have all felt inspired by the way Dolly Parton has beaten her own track and not been afraid of being considered difficult; they are five women, prepared to take up new challenges in life - they bring us along on a journey of taking yourself seriously, listening to your inner longings, and daring to make your dreams come true.