“Anger creates intimacy; hiding your feelings, whether it’s love or anger, destroys intimacy and could be self-destructive”, says Alanis Morissette to the DLDwomen audience on a really inspiring talk moderated by Maria Furtwängler-Burda.
Alanis Morissette made a surprise visit where she offered to share insights on womenhod, artistic expression, social activism, relationships and wellness. The outcome was a remarkably enlightening panel debate where Alanis managed to project some of the many secrets behind her massive successes as an artist, woman and mother.
“Thank you much for coming, Alanis. It’s so nice being here with you”, says Maria Furtwängler-Burda. “You are such a committed artist, where do you find all that courage to do what you do?”
“I am honoured to be here Maria,” the singer says. “Thanks for inviting me. As for your question, I think it’s about lack of censorship, not being afraid of who you are.”
“In the old days women were not allowed to show their anger, but we actually need that anger. These are feelings we have to focus on, but as an artist, I need to take the courage to confront them and use them on my behalf.”
“Alanis, do you think men and women are different, or are we just equal?,” the DLD Chairwoman further inquires. To Morissette, the answer is a combination of context and connection.
“We are built incredibly different. In today’s context men provide different things than in the old days”, claims the artist. “It’s not about providing money anymore. For instance, if my husband wasn’t taking care of my child now I couldn’t be here. We, women, are moving to a connective version of ourselves, to interdependency”.
As far as artistic expression is concerned the Canadian artist points out: “silence is very inspiring, I like it because it allows me to hear myself. For me there are two stages within the creative process; firstly I write for myself – this is the spiritual part of it – and the second stage is when I share my feelings with public using my voice and music. The most important aspect of creation is connecting with your inner self; creations allows for catharsis.”
Morissette has not just won 16 Juno Awards and 7 Grammys, she’s also a very proud mother. “Being a mum is a big commitment and I have to confess that coffee became my best new friend. Women can actually serve and be in the driving seat”.
“Alanis, yesterday different women expressed their mottos in front of the DLDwomen audience… what one would you say is yours?” Furtwängler-Burda asks, as the session comes to an all-too-soon end.
The reply from Morissette is prompt and delightful:
“Hello you little piece of god, how are you doing?”
A huge thanks to Morissette for joining DLDwomen and for sharing her visions with our guests today. Her new album “HAVOC AND BRIGHT LIGHTS” will be out later this year, and we will be sure to bring you more news on that as soon as it is released.
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