In a new Independent article, Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain discussed her struggles and her father’s suicide note.
Of her struggles, she says, “It’s given me a sense of empathy and compassion that I would never have had any other way, and it’s one thing to observe that kind of behaviour but it’s another thing to live a similar kind of behaviour because you have a different kind of understanding of what it is that informed other people’s behaviour.
“It’s given me connectivity to people in my life that I didn’t think I would connect to again. It’s given me a sense of empathy I didn’t know I had.”
She says she uses the phrase, ‘peace, love, empathy’, which her father used in his suicide note, “often, because I want to reclaim the peace, love, empathy thing as something that’s meant for health and for compassion and for true peace, love, and empathy.
“Yeah, the association comes from a super dark place. Referencing that is kind of screwed up but at the same time taking the power back is my way of dealing with it.”
You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Kurt Cobain died by suicide in April 1994.