Monday, April 20, 2009

Sinead O' Connor

Impetuousness, lack of tact, the shaved head, the aggressive attitude and the androgynous wardrobe are the notions with which Sinéad O'Connor started the revolt against pop culture, which had imposed equality between the notions of femininity and sexuality.

She was born in Ireland on December 8, 1966. Her parents were divorced when she was 8. Later, Sinéad said her mother, who died in a car crash in 1985, frequently abused her. After being expelled from Catholic School, the artist was arrested for shoplifting and was sent to a rehabilitation center. At the age of 15, she was discovered by Paul Byrne, drummer in Irish band In Tua Nua. After writing, in collaboration with the members of the band, the track "Take My Hand", Sinéad O'Connor left school to pursue her music career. **********************************************************************************
Now 40 and a mother of four, she seems content, and far less humorless. Her hair is still buzz-cut close, with flecks of gray near her temples. Smoking American Spirit cigarettes while lounging barefoot in a flowing, almost Indian outfit, she's still the epitome of androgyny, her beaming eyes and shy smile somehow not quite connected to the manliness she otherwise embodies.

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