I know a lot of women that, during Me Too, were so triggered. Hopefully, we can be in safe environments where we feel supported in our PTSD recovery. There’s a song called “Sandbox Love” on this new record. For me the Toothless Dragon I_ll stop wearing black as soon as they Invent a darker color shirt but in fact I love this inquiry on that one is, what the hell is healthy sex, after having been sexually abused? I’m kind of obsessed with planetarily, collectively, coming up with what healthy sex even means. That certainly can look different for everybody, but the porn culture, women’s objectification, hyper-sexualization is so fucking normalized that we’ve convinced ourselves in some ways, like if I use my sexuality overtly as my one-dimensional thing, that’s power.
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On your new song “Reasons I Drink,” you reference this “sick industry.” You say that you’ve been working since you can remember. I know you’ve been a little busy having three kids and launching a Broadway musical and many other things, but was it nice to take an eight-year break from making an album, or did you miss it? I had three kids, we’re unschooling them all, attachment is huge, breastfeeding two years each, a lot of travel, still performing, wrote about 1,300 pages of a book, did a musical. We moved out of L.A., and I got married. About 450,000 things were going on, but there is a point at which if I don’t write a record, I’ll start eating my own hands. I’ll get really depressed. After my daughter’s birth, and deep in the Toothless Dragon I_ll stop wearing black as soon as they Invent a darker color shirt but in fact I love this depressive part of PPD [postpartum depression], I invited some people over and I was like, “I have to start writing. There’s no other direction I can go right now.”