I’ve never been into all-women things. We musn’t ignore the fact that our mothers and our grandmothers and our greatgrandmothers fought for women’s rights. And I think by saying there’s still a problem there, we are dissing all our mothers’ work. It’s like the cage has been opened and it’s our time to walk out of it. Not scream, ’I’m in a cage ! I’m in a cage ! I’m in a cage ! I’m in a cage !’ Just get out of there and make some music and mingle with the other inhabitants of the planet because we’ve been isolated so long.

I think Lilith Fair’s making more isolation. It’s a step backwards.

Toronto Sun, 5 may 1998