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Alanis Morissette On Being A Woman
Thanks to Heather for submitting this to the AlanisFanCircle mailing list
1.What are the most important issues facing women today?
*Encouraging a move away from patriarchy, particularly in areas where
women are treated as second-class citizens where they’re forced
to undergo genital mutilation or hide their faces and bodies.
2.What small things do you do to make a difference?
*I remember that who I am being precedes and dictates what I do.
3.Which advocacy groups/charitable organizations have you worked with or do you admire?
Equality Now ( www.equalitynow.org ); Amnesty International ( www.amnesty.org ); breast-cancer runs; World Hunger Show.
4.What is your best advice?
Love, love, love yourself first. All goodness and generosity will flow from your full, well-loved cup.
5.What makes you most happy to be a woman?
*The “freeway” that links both sides of my brains is biologically
well-oiled and easily navigated, so I’m able to use both sides simultaneously.
6.What makes you least happy to be a woman?
7.Who has influenced you most in your life?
*My grandmother, mother and aunt, who all escaped from Hungary during
the revolution in 1956: They are examples of such courage, perseverance,
grace, optimism, wisdom, and resilience.
8.When have you felt most proud to be a woman?
*Seeing mothers with their babies.
9.When have you felt most proud of yourself?
Right now, I’m showing a lot of courage, dedication, patience, and self-love; I’m finally stopping certain patterns that haven’t been good for me. While it’s been hard, I’m already feeling the fruits of my labor.