Indigo Girls reflect on two decades in music

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imageWith some 22 years of experience in the music behind them, lesbian folk duo the Indigo Girls offer three things they wish they knew the first time around.

Top on their list? Not to fear discussing their sexuality in the national press.

“I wish I had known when we first got signed to Epic, not to have any fear about talking about our sexuality in the national press,” Saliers says. “The progressive and queer community helped make us what we are today… I should have known what was right was to support my community and not be so concerned about my career.”

“We’ve also learned a lot about how to be better activists over the years, through mentors,” Saliers says. “Once we met Winona LaDuke … she and other mentors in the indigenous communities taught us a paradigm for grass-roots activism that we learned we could easily implement into any of the activism that we do.”

Read the full list in the duo’s interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Photo: Jessica McGowan, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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