I didn’t like the idea of therapy at first,” she continues. “In the black community, nobody goes to therapy. You go to your pastor or you go to the Bible. There’s a stigma.” Monáe, who grew up in a devout Christian family, still says grace before meals. “But I think God blesses us with brains to find medicine, to find cures, and I don’t believe in not using that. Therapists are there to listen.”
Janelle Monáe in a (very) well written feature in Pitchfork. The bleeding edge design, while frustrating, is fitting for an artist who defies convention the way shedoes.