Introducing: Jeni Schapire – Porcelain

In Porcelain, Jeni Shapire explores the conflict between our desire to be our authentic selves and the crippling pressure we feel from society to adopt a false persona. She suggests that, instead of trying to be someone we’re not, we should accept our imperfections and learn to love ourselves for who we are. Only then will we be able to break free from the chains of societal expectations and achieve true happiness.

The song title is significant because Shapire sees people as a fragile piece of porcelain that’s constantly at risk of breaking. We all experience conflicting emotions when it comes to our identity. It can be tough to figure out where we belong. Shapire¬†is open and honest about her struggles, and she encourages others to do the same. After all, we are only human.