Kelly Clarkson on Artists Using Their Voice For Good

“I don’t want to be trained to talk. I’m not a puppet, I have a brain. It’s weird, but I actually came with a brain, not just vocal cords, and it would be silly to not have an opinion. It would be a disgrace if I didn’t have an opinion. It would be a cruel irony to all these people who live in different countries who don’t have an opinion, and don’t count, for me not to take full advantage of all the opportunities that are laid before us here in this nation. I don’t want to hide the fact that I am successful, strong-minded, opinionated. Sometimes I get it wrong, but I learn — but I have a voice.”
– Kelly Clarkson, in New York Times