According to The Pulse Of Radio, Frances Bean Cobain, the 25-year-old daughter of Courtney Love and late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain, has revealed that she has been sober for two years. In a new Instagram post, Frances said she had “decidedly and deliberately” kept her sobriety private, but decided to share her story as it “might be informative, even helpful to other people who are going through something similar or different.”
She wrote: “How we treat our bodies directly correlates to how we treat our souls. It’s all interconnected. It has to be. So I’m gonna take today to celebrate my vibrant health and the abundance of happiness, gratitude, awareness, compassion, empathy, strength, fear, loss, wisdom, peace and the myriad of other messy emotions I feel constantly… I only know what works for me and seeking to escape my life no longer works for me.”
Frances concluded her post with the phrase “Peace, love, empathy,” which her father used to close his suicide note. Frances said she intended to “reclaim” the phrase and “define it as something that’s mine, filled with hope and goodness and health.”
Both of Frances‘s parents publicly battled addiction. Kurt Cobain struggled with heroin and alcohol addiction up until his death at 27 in 1994, while Love spent several stints in rehab from the mid-’90s through the mid-2000s.
I thought I would start this post by sharing a pure moment in Oahu surrounded by nature, with my love. This moment is a representation of who I am on February 13th, 2018. It feels significant here & now because it’s my 2nd sober birthday. It’s an interesting and kaleidoscopic decision to share my feelings about something so intimate in a public forum . The fact that I’m sober isn’t really public knowledge, decidedly and deliberately. But I think it’s more important to put aside my fear about being judged or misunderstood or typecast as one specific thing. I want to have the capacity to recognize & observe that my journey might be informative, even helpful to other people who are going through something similar or different. It is an everyday battle to be in attendance for all the painful, bazaar, uncomfortable, tragic, fucked up things that have ever happened or will ever happen. Self destruction, toxic consumption and deliverance from pain is a lot easier to adhere to. Undeniably, for myself and those around me choosing to be present is the best decision I have ever made. How we treat our bodies directly correlates to how we treat our souls. It’s all interconnected. It has to be. So I’m gonna take today to celebrate my vibrant health and the abundance of happiness, gratitude, awareness, compassion, strength, fear, loss, wisdom, and the myriad of other messy, complicated, raw emotions I feel constantly. They inform who I am, what my intentions are, who i want to be and force me to acknowledge my boundaries/limitations. I claim my mistakes as my own because I believe them to contribute to the dialogue of higher education in life. I am constantly evolving. The moment evolution ceases is the moment I disservice myself and ultimately those I love. As cheesy and cornball as it sounds life does get better, if you want it to. I’ll never claim I know something other people don’t. I only know what works for me. seeking to escape my life no longer works for me. Peace, love, empathy (I’m going to reclaim this phrase and define it as something that’s filled with hope and goodness and health, because I want to ) Frances Bean Cobain