Jewel pulls together ‘Pieces’ of past in new memoir, music

Jewel Kilcher has always found writing to be “incredibly healing.”

As a young girl growing up in Alaska, she kept a journal and began writing poems. Then came songwriting. In recent years, she’s been rather open on social media about the trials and tribulations of her life.

While her willingness to share seems to have come naturally, she said it was a “learned skill.”

In a candid conversation with The Tennessean, she recalled lying and stealing at a young age and how writing was a way to keep from “losing herself” in what she called the “unhappiness of it all.” Continue reading “Jewel pulls together ‘Pieces’ of past in new memoir, music”