Rosey Edeh and Meliss Etheridge at the Genie Awards in Ottawa March 2011

Rosey Edeh and Meliss Etheridge at the Genie Awards in Ottawa March 2011

Melissa’s a rock star with enough guts to fuel half the planet. Her voice is packed with texture and character. Her lyrics, unapologetic and so revealing. Melissa had a big ole battle with breast cancer and won. Remember when miss thang did her thang and performed bald after she lost her hair going through chemo? She tells me you have to face your fears. “Don’t try and avoid it, it’ll just come back and bite you.” Melissa knows what it feels like to almost lose it all so she’s decided to live her life right NOW. She doesn’t put off the tough stuff or the uncomfortable things. She said once she faced fear she realized there’s no time like the present to appreciate what you have and to go get what you want.

Melissa Etheridge, you’re a kick ass chick! Now let me go conquer some of my fears!