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Loads of things about her weren’t like the roles in spirituality that we’re used to in the West, that you’re either a whore like Mary Magdalene, or a Virgin Mary and conceive a child without having sex. Those two roles were not an option for me. In Hinduism, they’ve got women who are into time-bending quantum physics.” There’s a goddess for the between when you’re bored and you do something nice. There’s a goddess that represents the bit where you stare at the wall, like, What the fuck am I gonna do for the next six months? How am I gonna make money for the next two years? There’s a goddess for when you hit depression, and you know your boyfriend has died or something. That level of sadness, there’s a goddess for that. I became interested in all the multi-faceted ways a woman can exist, what the options for being a woman are. I don’t want to make it sound like: Matangi is about women. But I wanted to make another way for women to exist that wasn’t competing with Miley Cyrus—who can be more slutty—or to present it as: I’m this completely clean person. The ten goddesses in Hinduism, at least five of them are depicted sitting on a dude or having sex. But it wasn’t this “Don’t you want me?” or “Buy my record” thing. Matangi is more like, reproduction, feminine power and celebrating life.