“I don’t know exactly when I first discovered Tori Amos, but I’ve known about her for awhile & she, along with a few other key artists, have encircled me for some time, but it wasn’t until the last year or so that I finally began delving into her & other songstresses I had always meant to, but never did, mirroring my need to find my own voice that got lost, that I willingly gave, that I’m not sure I’ve even completely obtained yet. Still, I don’t know how I made it so long without her & them. From someone whose favorite show since age 11 has been so thoroughly drenched in feminism & girl power, it’s funny how my music had mostly been male-dominated & that I survived an abusive father only for my world to become enveloped by another male whom I’m not sure was a bliss of another kind, but I believe in defending in what we once stood for.
I’ve been a living contradiction, wanting nothing more than to save myself & simultaneously be saved. No surprise how much that didn’t work out, but Tori’s been showing me the ropes to climb over mountains & to pull myself out of landslide of landslide & I am forever grateful for that. Through her, I’ve also met some of the most amazing, beautiful, kind-hearted people that I am truly thankful & overjoyed to have found. She is a supreme being wielding the mantel of mother, confidante, friend, and both inner & spiritual consciousness. My gratitude is boundless.”