I first fell in love with Ani when I was living in Boston, and got to go see her with a high school friend at Wellesley. I musta been the only boy, or one of say 15, in a crowd of hundreds in the old New Englandy theater…and Ani was simultaneously magnetizing and terrifying (at least for the men in the audience). An independent, fierce, vulnerable artist, I haven’t followed her much over the last 10 years…and now suddenly I find she’s a momma!
A friend and fellow “mindful entrepreneur” here in Boulder, Sarah Kraft, recently launched her new magazine with an interview of Ani. For those fans who’ve too-rarely listened to Ani speak, and not merely rock, the following might represent a wonderful resource—esp for new mommas. For me, I don’t get most of it…I’m not a parent, yet, and thinking about parenthood and babies is…scary.
For those of you not overly familiar with her social/activist music, here’s a few popular samples:
And another interview:
And here’s some poetry and talk about her view of modern feminism:
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July’s Full Moon in Capricorn: The Heart wants what it Wants. The 4 Stages of a Good Divorce. A Letter to my Children: You do not come from a Broken Home. Our Soulmates are Rarely Who We Expect. Men, Let’s Stop Fooling Ourselves: Size Matters. To the One Who Tried to Break Me. An Open Letter to the Fixers. Mom, can I Call her Mom, Too? How your Stored Memories in the Amygdala can lead to PTSD. Jon Stewart makes first appearance since retiring—”it’s not your country.”