I heard it in 2008 and hear it again now --this notion that the only reason one would support Hillary Clinton is because she is a woman -- or only because she is experienced and smart. She is all of those things. But I am with her because Hillary Clinton inspires me.
As a culture, we view fame -- despite its well-known dark side -- in many ways as a pinnacle of an artist's career; artists across the world wish for their work to be recognized, popularized, appreciated by the masses.
I wrote to Sia on Twitter and expressed my disappointment. I wasn't expecting a reply, but, to my surprise, she responded and thoughtfully listened, and we proceeded to have a lengthy (by Twitter standards) conversation.