i can rightfully say that ani difranco changed my life.
basically, she’s a bad-ass indie rocker who somehow manages to do pretty much everything. she started her own record label (righteous babe records). she writes poems and songs and has been a driving factor in my recent life.
ani difranco taught me that i didn’t have to put myself anywhere, that i didn’t have to put myself in a box and label my sexuality.
somedays the line I walk
turns out to be straight
other days the line tends to
-in or out
i remember finding myself quoting ani difranco everywhere, in everything that i did. i wrote her words on the back of my notebooks and spoke one of her poems in school. i learned all the words to all the songs that i felt accurately described… anything. life. but whenever i bring up her name, people just say what and move on to talking about justin bieber or one of the other members of the pop scene.
and i can rightfully say that ani difranco has changed the way i look at life. and myself. i would sit up in my room for hours spotifying her and trying to listen to every single one of her albums (i never actually got there- still working). she made me realize that i don’t really have to give a damn about how my hair looks, and that we, as women, aren’t helpless just because people think we are.
i ain’t no damsel in distess
and i don’t need to be rescued
so put me down punk
maybe you’d prefer a maiden fair
isn’t there a kitten stuck up a tree somewhere
-not a pretty girl
maybe she’ll change your life too.