Open Letter to Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer (Rock star, performance artist, author. I love her.) recently published an open letter in response to a fan’s anxiety about the effect that Amanda’s burgeoning motherhood will have on her art. The fan worried that Amanda Palmer’s renegade method of freely asking fans to fund her projects would just raise money for her kid now. The fan evoked vague examples of other female artists whose work became less “gritty” as a result of motherhood. See the original fan letter and Amanda Palmer’s gorgeous reply here. Amanda Palmer doesn’t know me. She has this handled. She doesn’t need my advice. Yet in our culture the…