New Melissa Etheridge Docuseries Focuses On Her Concert for Women in Prison

A new two-part docuseries called Melissa Etheridge: I’m Not Broken is set to premiere on Paramount+ on July 9. The series will center around Etheridge’s efforts to organize a performance for the women incarcerated at the Topeka Correctional Facility. I’m Not Broken is named after an original song that Etheridge wrote in honor of those women, which she performed for them at the show.

“The docuseries explores themes of female incarceration, redemption, substance abuse, generational trauma, grief and healing,” says a press release for the show. “Etheridge bonds with the women through the conduit of music as an act of empathy, understanding and hope.” Overcoming substance abuse issues is a cause that is close to Etheridge’s heart, as she lost her 21-year-old son Beckett to an opioid addiction in 2020. (Billboard)

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