Chan Marshall is a mom now. As far as I know, the always-private Cat Power hasn’t said anything publicly about being pregnant. But Marshall has been thinking about something a lot of us have been thinking about in the past few days: The heartbreaking unrest in Baltimore in the wake of Freddie Gray’s awful death. And on Instagram late last night, she posted a video from the protests, mentioning the fact that she just had a baby almost as an aside: “I had a baby, got out of the hospital & I didn’t even hear about #baltimore till just now.” That’s a pretty good excuse for not paying attention to the news. Here’s her Instagram post:
JUSTICE FOR #freddiegray #rip #blacklivesmatter JUSTICE FOR FREDDIE GRAY JUSTICE FOR SO MANY. Tears and tears. I've been off my Instagram. I had a baby, got out of the hospital & I didn't even hear about #baltimore till just now Another shattered family and community and mirror of shame on Amerikkka. Obama should be asked to step up and fly to #baltimore and hold some kind of a summit. #streetsummit This needs the presidents full attention. @obama @barackobama #president #presidentoftheunitedstates
Congratulations to Marshall! The world eagerly awaits hearing what she picked for a baby name.