and her name is now Shuhada’ Davitt
This seems to me like it should be nobodies business but hers.
You know, whatever gives her peace is fine with me. She’s had a very difficult time of it and I wish her nothing but happiness.
Well she made it her business to post it on twitter so… sounds like a coming out party to me.
I’m a little lost, she said some stupid stuff, decades ago. Did some stupid things decades ago. Was this difficult time her own causing, or has something happened to her since she left the limelight of her fame?
She grew up in an abusive home and she has a history of mental illness, neither of which I would regard as something she caused.
I wouldn’t call it stupid. In 1992 she tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live. A lot of people were very angry. A few years later I’d say she was validated.
You mean tearing up a picture of the Pope on Saturday Night Live in 1992 in protest of the coverup of rampant sexual abuse by the Roman Catholic Church? Sounds like she was just a couple decades ahead of her time.
She also refused to play the Garden State Art Center around the same time if they played the National Anthem only saying this once the audience was mostly seated and a few other dumb stunts like that. So no, not just the Pope shit.
ETA: I didn’t care about the Pope shit, I left the RCC long before that bit of silliness on live TV.
Honestly did not know that, explains quite a bit.
Not wanting your concert to be a political event that you don’t agree with, doesn’t sound like a stunt to me.
“The musician was ordained as a priest in 1999 in a dissident Roman Catholic group.”
Maybe she’ll get together with Linda Sarsour. As for Islam, I give her a year.
But whether she finds what can give her peace and meaning there or continues to search for it, we can wish her, and all who are similarly looking, damaged souls or not, best wishes to find it.
She has struggled with mental illness for years. I wish her peace.
I am afraid Islam may be a bit hard on her. I hope she finds some peace, somehow.
Ah yes, that Irishman, Karol Józef Wojtya.
She can have suffered and be batshit insane. A year indeed.
I thought she was brave and correct when she was on SNL back in 1992 and I loved her debut album; I hope she can find some peace.
Last year I worked on a project inspired by Vaporware where I altered existing songs tempos, keys and timbres; one of her songs was among the first 3 or 4 that I worked on.
Maybe she’ll hook up with another convertant, Yusuf Islam.
She should live and be well.
I was going to mention O’Connor’s ordination in some sect way back when. Seems that she’s shopping around among religions. I hope she finds what she’s looking for at some point. She seems to have a sad life, and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.