Marina Opens Up About Social Media & Shaming Women Online

Marina Opens Up About Social Media & Shaming Women Online

Marina, formerly known as Marina + The Diamonds, is on the cover of the May 2019 issue of Gay Times, out now.

Here’s what the 33-year-old LOVE+FEAR singer had to say…

On how her music has evolved: “I realized that a lot of my motives were coming from a place of ego as opposed to creativity or love, but then I lost that feeling and it worried me because I thought all artists have big egos, or at least really good ones do. I thought: if I don’t have that feeling anymore, maybe it means I’m not a good artist and I should just stop.”

On social media and shaming women online: “Instagram culture shows these amazing lives, and that taps into your sense of what your life should be and what you should be doing. Reality just can’t compare…when a woman uses her voice in public or speaks up, men send abuse to that female figure, what matters is you’re saying something, and they basically want to silence you.”

On her current outlook on life: “You just take it day by day, because tomorrow there’s going to be other stuff, I can either get very stressed about it or just realize that I can do what I can and that it’s not really realistic that I’m going to achieve everything. If it’s not realistic, then what can I do? There’s no point beating myself up.”

For more from Marina, head to gaytimes.co.uk.