"I see it as a political work just to tell my story. I feel there are a lot of people out there whose stories aren't being told, whose voices aren't included. For anyone who feels that, to stand up on a stage, or publish a book, or in some way just relate their experience so that people are aware of it, so that people can include it in their consciousness. And hopefully it will be there to influence thinking when it's time to make laws."
~Ani DiFranco, Interview at the Wetlands, February 23, 1994
http://youtu.be/fpTLg2OQDn0 [My favorite performance comes at 19:37]