Prince, ‘Purple Rain,’ Grief, And Growing Up Weird
The Righteous One: I tried to review Purple Rain but since it’s a terrible movie I reviewed my own life instead, which would not be the same if Prince hadn’t held my hand through it.
I’ve wanted to write for Bitter Empire for a while, and I’m really excited to have this piece up about how big a deal Prince was for me growing up.
I skipped school the morning Prince died. Between crying and tweeting, I couldn’t seem to get myself out the door. “School is canceled,” my friends reassured me. “All flags fly at half mast.”