Singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette opened up about serious issues which women are affected all the time. She is 45 now and expecting her third child. Canadian superstar experienced postpartum depression before and she is preparing herself to go through it again.
Music icon gave an honest and open interview to Self magazine. She started with a hard topic no one wants to talk about: “I always wanted to have three kids, and then I’ve had some challenges and some miscarriages so I just didn’t think it was possible.”
But she is about to have her dream come true and this time she is ready for the postpartum depression. Alanis explained that she was taught to muscle through and remain super-high functioning. “Not singularly relying on myself to diagnose myself is key,” she said. “Because the first time around I waited.”
Alanis Morissette doesn’t hold back. So people were confused that she didn’t share her experiences and thoughts about #MeToo movement right away. Except she did, over 15 years ago, and here is how she sees things: “There were moments where around the #MeToo era where people would say, Why are people waiting so long to speak up? And I was like really? But then also I lovingly reminded a couple of them oh, but you do remember me saying something 15 years ago, right? Word for word about this and do you remember what happened during that time?” The musician was referring to her song “Hands Clean” which did not just stand the test of time, it got bigger and more significant.
Happy mom-to-be has nothing but love and respect for her husband, Souleye, explaining he grew up with a strong mother which makes him a great partner for an alpha female. The family lives in Los Angeles, though are far from a typical music family. In fact, for Alanis the most important part of parenting is teaching kids about boundaries.
While Alanis Morissette is effortlessly cool, what’s fascinating is that despite all the fame, she never compromised. She isn’t a sell-out, she is telling it like it is. We are wishing mom and the baby fast and safe delivery while remembering that great artists are also humans. And when they speak up about the real issues, it makes them even bigger.