Ani DiFranco QuotesAngela Maria "Ani" DiFranco is an American singer, musician, poet, songwriter, and activist. She has released more than 20 albums. DiFranco has received positive feedback from critics for much of her career. DiFranco's music has been classified as folk rock and alternative rock, although it has additional influences from punk, funk, hip hop and jazz. She has released all her albums on her own record label, Righteous Babe, giving her significant creative freedom.
I always try and stay one step ahead of people, not looking like I looked like last week, so I can be as anonymous as possible and part of it is just for me. It is fun to just come up with new and bizarre colors for each area of your body and things like that, but there are some parts of it that I just keep wanting to negate myself. I hate waking up in the morning and recognizing the woman in the bathroom mirror.
Criticism is hard for me but people find hard to believe because they think I’m very tough, very strident, that I tell everybody where to get off, and how. But I’ve actually got a really thin skin. I don’t know. It’s quite pathetic. So, yeah, it’s hard for me to take criticism. But I also kind of have this sense of humor on overdrive, so I don’t take any of it seriously. So that sort of saves me, the fact that I think it’s just all kind of funny.