Talkhouse – How Motherhood Made Jackie McLean a Musician

The artist talks writing her first song a month after having her first child.

I’ve wanted to be a musician my whole life, but it wasn’t until I became a mother that I really started working at it. I wanted it so badly that, for years, I drove in silence because it pained me to hear other people singing on the radio. I wanted it so badly that I felt a constant nagging in the back of my mind any time I tried to relax. The nagging voice said, “do it,” and my answer was always, “someday.”

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