Meg Mac’s latest single ‘Give me my name back’ is a rallying cry, imploring girls to stand up, speak up and assert themselves. To feel individually empowered and collectively embolden; locked in solidarity with each other and every person whose lives have been destroyed as a consequence of mental or physical abuse. This song is about reclaiming identity, dignity and self-worth.
‘Give me my name back’ is a song for those who have suffered emotional and physical abuse; It’s for the women who are standing up and speaking out, those discriminated against in the LGBTQI community, the indigenous people of Australia and the Children abused by the church. for everyone who has lost an important part of themselves and need to reclaim their identity, dignity and self-worth in order to move forward with their lives. All of my songs are about the need to stand up, be strong and to speak out but in reality I still find it really challenging – I need to stand up now and be strong, I’m sick of just singing about it » Explains Meg Mac
‘Most of my songs carry a similar message; Standing up and saying no I find hard to do – it’s still something I struggle with. I get so many messages from girls in response to my songs, who know exactly what I’m talking about and feel the same way – this is a song for everyone who has lost an important part of themselves, which they need to reclaim in order to move forward with their lives”. Says Meg Mac