Monday, March 27, 2017

"A fight we need to keep fighting"

Braids' 'Miniskirt' is already an extraordinary song even before you learn that it was inspired by the real-life abuse that Raphaelle Standell-Preston suffered at the hands of her stepfather. Bravely discussing the subject for Pitchfork last year, she explains how the process of writing and performing the song wasn't cathartic, actually making "the memories grow louder and louder" - but that the reaction of those who've experienced similar trauma has ultimately convinced her that it's important to speak out.

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