Learning from Sinead O’Connor
RIP Sinead O’Connor.
She was a protest singer.
She protested the pain of love and child abuse by the Catholic Church.
She was vilified then and is now seen as heroic.
An appreciation in The Guardian is here.
“Everyone wants a pop star, see? But I am a protest singer. I just had stuff to get off my chest. I had no desire for fame.” – SOC
I became a US citizen alongside people from all over the world, many from places where there is no freedom of speech. After the ceremony the presiding judge told us that in our democracy it was the “duty of a citizen to protest”.