In This Moment’s Maria Brink: “I’ve Been Through Ten Years Of Therapy”
There are not many females in heavy metal, and with you being a woman in heavy metal, what is your interpretation of women in metal?
Maria Brink: The number of women in rock ‘n’ roll and metal are growing a lot, which is a great thing. I think that metal music, it’s an aggressive side of things, it’s kind of like a way of life, kind of against the grain, and this release of things that’s all built up. So, as a girl in metal and rock, I feel great, I feel liberated, powered and strong. I think it really comes down to, it doesn’t matter if it’s a girl or man, it’s about if you have something to say, it’s about the music, you know? It’s like, it really doesn’t matter if you’re a woman, you know what I mean? As far as like, when you’re laying there listening to your iPod in the dark, it’s not like — it’s more of an emotion in music, you know what I mean?
You seem to be very deep and passionate, what is it, do you think, that has molded you into being that kind of person?
Maria: I think all of my experiences, I think that — I’ve been through so many things, I’ve had a really intense, crazy life, and I’m super happy now and healthy now; I’ve been through ten years of therapy and things like that. I think that all of the deep, intense things, a lot of different abuse, and all kinds of crazy stuff. I think it made me really strong and it made me learn how to appreciate every day, appreciate people in my life, so it’s just another good example of sometimes bad things make us appreciate the beautiful every day.
Source: The Scream Queen.
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