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Fiona Apple’s Gender Neutrality

In the realm of 90’s music, Fiona Apple stands out not only for her soul-stirring vocals but also for her steadfast stance against gender discrimination. In an era where such discussions were just beginning to gain momentum, Apple took a courageous step by penning a letter that resonated far beyond the confines of her lyrics. This act, seemingly modest in its approach, spoke volumes about the power of even the smallest efforts in dismantling societal prejudices. It serves as a poignant reminder that advocating for gender neutrality can manifest in various forms, and that a personalized letter, with its heartfelt sentiments, holds the potential to catalyze change within a community.

Fiona Apple’s foray into advocating for gender neutrality through her poignant letter-writing initiative exemplifies the notion that support for marginalized communities need not be grandiose to be impactful. Her deliberate act of reaching out underscored the significance of small yet sincere gestures in the fight against discrimination. In an era where conversations surrounding gender were still finding their footing, Apple’s initiative was a beacon of hope, demonstrating that every effort counts, no matter how seemingly minute. This testament to the power of individual action continues to inspire, reminding us that even a letter penned with empathy can spark waves of positive change.


Hello Bill,

I got your letter a few days ago, but this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and write (it’s my day off)
Of course, I’d love to help sign me up. As far as a few sentences go, here’s what I’ve got, I hope it’s okay.

It’s hard to conjure up some new profound way of commenting on this issue. I’m so tired of it being an issue at all, and I suppose I’m lucky, because I see the truth so clearly. All I know I want my friends to be good people, and when my friends fall in love, I want them to fall in love with other good people. How can you go wrong with two people in love? If a good boy loves a good girl, good. If a good boy loves another good boy, good. And if a good girl loves the goodness in good boys and good girls, then all you have is more goodness, and goodness has nothing to do with sexual orientation. A person who loves is a righteous person, and if someone has the ability and desire to show love another to someone willing to receive it, then for goodness’ sake, let them do it. Hate has no place in the equation; there is no function for it to perform. Love is love, and there will never be too much.

Fiona Apple

One of our dearest female vocalists from the 90’s reaching out and fighting against gender discrimination just by writing a letter shows that even in the smallest amount of effort. There are a lot of forms of showing support to others and even a personalized letter could mean so much to a community.

Fiona Apple's Letter
Fiona Apple’s Letter
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