Frances Bean Cobain celebrates two years of sobriety, discusses addiction

"Self-destruction and toxic consumption and deliverance from pain is a lot easier"

Frances Bean Cobain has released a post on Instagram detailing her problems with addiction and celebrating two years of sobriety.

The daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love has kept her additions secret up until this post where she detailed why she chose to keep her personal struggles secret.

The post begins: “I thought I would start this post by using a pure moment in Oahu amongst nature, with my love”. She continues: “This moment is a representation of who I am on February 13th, 2018. It feels significant here, now because it’s my 2nd sober birthday.”

Throughout the extensive post she revealed why she is posting about her sobriety now: “I think it’s more important to put aside my fear about being judged or misunderstood or typecast as one specific thing”.

She also notes what her responsibilities can be as a public figure: “I want to have the capacity to recognize & observe that my journey might be informative, even helpful to other people who are going through something similar or different. It is an everyday battle to be in attendance for all the painful, bazaar, uncomfortable, tragic, f—- up things that have ever happened or will ever happen”.

You can read the full caption below in Frances Bean Cobain’s full post.

I thought I would start this post by using a pure moment in Oahu amongst nature, with my love. This moment is a representation of who I am on February 13th, 2018. It feels significant here, now because it’s my 2nd sober birthday. It’s an interesting and kaleidoscopic decision to share my feelings about something so intimate in a public forum . The fact that I’m sober isn’t really public knowledge, decidedly and deliberately. But I think it’s more important to put aside my fear about being judged or misunderstood or typecast as one specific thing. I want to have the capacity to recognize & observe that my journey might be informative, even helpful to other people who are going through something similar or different. It is an everyday battle to be in attendance for all the painful, bazaar, uncomfortable, tragic, fucked up things that have ever happened or will ever happen. Self destruction and toxic consumption and deliverance from pain is a lot easier to adhere to. Undeniably, for myself and those around me becoming present is the best decision I have ever made. How we treat our bodies directly correlates to how we treat our souls. It’s all interconnected. It has to be. So I’m gonna take today to celebrate my vibrant health and the abundance of happiness, gratitude, awareness, compassion, empathy, strength, fear, loss, wisdom, peace and the myriad of other messy emotions I feel constantly. They inform who I am, what my intentions are, who i want to be and they force me to acknowledge my boundaries/limitations. I claim my mistakes as my own because I believe them to contribute to the dialogue of my higher education in life. I am constantly evolving. The moment I stop my evolution is the moment I disservice myself and ultimately those I love. As cheesy and cornball as it sounds life does get better, if you want it to. I’ll never claim I know something other people don’t. I only know what works for me and seeking to escape my life no longer works for me. Peace, love, empathy (I’m going to reclaim this phrase and define it as something that’s mine, filled with hope and goodness and health, because I want to ) Frances Bean Cobain

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Recently, Cobain shared a cover of the Leonard Cohen classic ‘Hallelujah’ over Instagram. 

Along with her latest run through of the 1984 classic (later given a legendary cover by Jeff Buckley among many others), 2016 saw Frances Bean cover Jimmy Eat World’s pop punk anthem ‘The Middle‘ while dressed as Fred Flinstone.

Last year to mark what would have been Kurt Cobain’s 50th birthday, Frances Bean shared an emotional text message from her grandmother.