PDX Mama & Singer-Songwriter Alela Diane

Written by James Kicinski-McCoy
10:00 am
06/13/18

Obviously, we are big fans of the women we profile on Mother. After all, the site is a space dedicated to celebrating women in all walks of life and the inspiring titles they acquire along the way, in addition to (but, not to be replaced by) their role as a “mom”. This morning’s profile of singer-songwriter and mother-of-two daughters (Vera, 4, and Oona, 1), Alela Diane, is one that understands clearly the intensity of motherhood-identity duality. So much so that she wrote an entire album about it.

Here, the West Coast songbird opens up her charming home to offer up a fresh perspective on raising children, pursuing a career, and the concept of having it all. Much like her fifth album, Cusp, our talks with the lulling artist explore the “weight and beauty of creating life”, as well as some of our favorite topics like who’s hanging in her closet, how she finds time for self-care, and what it’s like living in her home-base city of Portland, Oregon.

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4 comments

Anna

What an inspiring article – so much beauty and soul in Alela’s words and home! I love her style and outlook.

Silvanie

What a beautiful profile. I love how the photographer used the green of the doors and the garden to envelope them so magically and show the lushness of Oregon. So beautiful!

Amy

Thank you, thank you for this gorgeous feature on one of the most influential musicians in my life. Huge love for Alela Diane; cannot wait to buy her newest record!

Nico

Thank you for featuring a fellow Portland mama! Her honesty and openness is refreshing. And her new album is SO beautiful! Every one of you reading this should go buy it!

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