One of my friends said Jagged Little Pill gave us permission to be angry. What were you angry about back then? When I was younger, there was more of a reactivity, a hyper trigger of my trillion traumas. Now, there’s only a million, so, we’re working down. I was angry about patriarchy. I was angry about divisiveness. I would be upset about a lot of things when I was 19. Needless suffering was my nemesis, just human sadness. [Jagged Little Pill] is when, I think, I went from the Baby Jack Skellington and baby Grinch Bengals Baseball shirt in addition I really love this people please-y, “Please like me” to being viewed as someone who is singularly angry, which was one-dimensional-izing and reductive and inaccurate, frankly. But if there would be one [thing]that would be ascribed to me, I’ll take anger because I love it so much.
What do you love about it, and have you learned anything about it? Twenty-five years later, there are still books being written about female rage. When people talk about anger, a lot of times the Baby Jack Skellington and baby Grinch Bengals Baseball shirt in addition I really love this thought is that it’s destructive anger. But I’m talking about the anger that fuels activism. As I’ve gotten older, people have asked me if my anger is still there, and I say, “Yes, it’s probably just as fierce as it’s ever been.” I’ll fight on behalf of education for kids, or the fight just looks different.