Melissa Etheridge is an accomplished recording artist who has been advocating for social justice since her iconic music career began three decades ago. As a singer-songwriter-guitarist, she is best known for her melodic blend of rock-pop and soulful Americana with compassionate lyrics brought to life through her sultry vocals. Her achievements in music have been recognized with two Grammy® Awards, 15 Grammy Nominations and an Oscar® for Best Original Song for her recording of “Need to Wake Up,” which was featured in the groundbreaking documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. She is an ardent activist for a variety of causes from LGBT to climate change. As a cancer survivor who found healing through cannabis, she has become an outspoken advocate for compassionate care and uses her music to raise awareness about important social, environmental and humanitarian issues.
Episode title: Transcending Social Norms: The Women of Weed