34 min

BULLY: BEING YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF In Harmony

    • Music Interviews

“Who the f***am I?” is a question we all ask ourselves, but for Alicia Bognanno, frontwoman of indie-rock outfit Bully, it has become the focus of her journey to self-acceptance. For the first time, she publicly shares her experiences being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, how she’s come to terms with it, and her tools for effectively managing her mood shifts. Through therapy, meditation and mindfulness practices – including Dharma Talks – Bognanno has been in a place to hone her sharp, grunge-inflected sound to perfection for her upcoming third album SUGAREGG. Three years in the making, it is her most confident record yet. It was a hard-won accomplishment that involved liberating herself from the need to prove herself in a male-dominated industry and accepting herself for who she is.

TOPICS DISCUSSED

· How Alicia overcame self-doubt to create her best work yet

· Her experience with bipolar disorder, and the tools she uses to manage it every day in one of her first public conversations about it

· How she found freedom in a typically male-dominated music industry

· How Alicia feels about releasing Bully’s third record, SUGAREGG, which has been three years in the making

· What she does to stay healthy and happy, including meditation and mindfulness practices

· Her experiences with Dharma Talks

· Why it’s more important than ever to use your platform to raise awareness about causes close to your heart

· Making the shift from playing live to livestreams in the era Covid-19

RESOURCES

Bully

Wild Heart Meditation Center

NAACP

Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls

Gideon’s Army

Bully ‘Sugaregg’ Pre-order

“Who the f***am I?” is a question we all ask ourselves, but for Alicia Bognanno, frontwoman of indie-rock outfit Bully, it has become the focus of her journey to self-acceptance. For the first time, she publicly shares her experiences being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, how she’s come to terms with it, and her tools for effectively managing her mood shifts. Through therapy, meditation and mindfulness practices – including Dharma Talks – Bognanno has been in a place to hone her sharp, grunge-inflected sound to perfection for her upcoming third album SUGAREGG. Three years in the making, it is her most confident record yet. It was a hard-won accomplishment that involved liberating herself from the need to prove herself in a male-dominated industry and accepting herself for who she is.

TOPICS DISCUSSED

· How Alicia overcame self-doubt to create her best work yet

· Her experience with bipolar disorder, and the tools she uses to manage it every day in one of her first public conversations about it

· How she found freedom in a typically male-dominated music industry

· How Alicia feels about releasing Bully’s third record, SUGAREGG, which has been three years in the making

· What she does to stay healthy and happy, including meditation and mindfulness practices

· Her experiences with Dharma Talks

· Why it’s more important than ever to use your platform to raise awareness about causes close to your heart

· Making the shift from playing live to livestreams in the era Covid-19

RESOURCES

Bully

Wild Heart Meditation Center

NAACP

Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls

Gideon’s Army

Bully ‘Sugaregg’ Pre-order

34 min