I’m going to start with a trigger warning because I will link the video’s url in this post and I want people to read my thoughts on it first before they decide whether to view it or not.
If you read any news about Sia’s video for her beautiful song Elastic Heart, then you already know that she apologized for triggering people, which wasn’t her intent obviously. Her idea for the video is one reason I absolutely love it; she said it shows two “Sia states” and as a person with Dissociative Identity Disorder, I really get having different states of being and parts that can be at odds or be different ages or even genders.
Let me say that I absolutely get why some people could be triggered by the video; Shia Labeouf and Maddie Zeigler (she’s a child and a professional dancer) play two states of being, representing the singer and he picks her up or lays down next to her, while she periodically gets angry with him and throws him around. It’s a physical video. That being said, for me, and I emphasize the me part, this video is true and lovely and the end breaks my heart.
If you think it will trigger you, don’t watch it. If you wish to view it, here’s the link Sia’s “Elastic Heart” video
Even if you don’t watch the video, I think the song is great, but I’m a Sia fan now so I’m biased. Take care everyone.