Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's Daughter Frances Bean Shares Her Story of Addiction and Recovery

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Frances Bean Cobain has a lot to celebrate this Valentine's Day.

On Tuesday, the daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain posted a selfie to Instagram from her time in Oahu, Hawaii, and announced that she has been sober for two years. 

"The fact that I’m sober isn’t really public knowledge, decidedly and deliberately, but I think it’s more important to put aside my fear about being judged or misunderstood or typecast as one specific thing," she writes. "I want to have the capacity to recognize and observe that my journey might be informative, even helpful to other people who are going through something similar or different."

Frances admits that sobriety isn't always easy. "It is an everyday battle to be in attendance for all the painful, [bizarre], uncomfortable, tragic, f*cked up things that have ever happened or will ever happen," she continues. "Self destruction and toxic consumption and deliverance from pain is a lot easier to adhere to."

I thought I would start this post by sharing a pure moment in Oahu surrounded by nature, with my love. This moment is a representation of who I am on February 13th, 2018. It feels significant here & now because it’s my 2nd sober birthday. It’s an interesting and kaleidoscopic decision to share my feelings about something so intimate in a public forum . The fact that I’m sober isn’t really public knowledge, decidedly and deliberately. But I think it’s more important to put aside my fear about being judged or misunderstood or typecast as one specific thing. I want to have the capacity to recognize & observe that my journey might be informative, even helpful to other people who are going through something similar or different. It is an everyday battle to be in attendance for all the painful, bazaar, uncomfortable, tragic, fucked up things that have ever happened or will ever happen. Self destruction, toxic consumption and deliverance from pain is a lot easier to adhere to. Undeniably, for myself and those around me choosing to be present is the best decision I have ever made. How we treat our bodies directly correlates to how we treat our souls. It’s all interconnected. It has to be. So I’m gonna take today to celebrate my vibrant health and the abundance of happiness, gratitude, awareness, compassion, strength, fear, loss, wisdom, and the myriad of other messy, raw emotions I feel constantly. They inform who I am, what my intentions are, who i want to be and they force me to acknowledge my boundaries/limitations. I claim my mistakes as my own because I believe them to be a contribution to a higher education. I am constantly evolving. The moment any evolution ceases is the moment I disservice myself and ultimately those I love. As cheesy and cornball as it sounds life does get better, if you want it to. I’ll never claim I know something other people don’t. I only know what works for me and seeking to escape my life no longer works for me. Peace, love, empathy (I’m going to reclaim this phrase and redefine it as something that’s filled with hope and goodness and health, because I want to ) Frances Bean Cobain

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The 25-year-old rock n' roll heiress adds, "So I’m gonna take today to celebrate my vibrant health and the abundance of happiness, gratitude, awareness, compassion, empathy, strength, fear, loss, wisdom, peace and the myriad of other messy emotions I feel constantly."

Frances further insists that "life does get better, if you want it to."

"I only know what works for me and seeking to escape my life no longer works for me," she notes. "Peace, love, empathy (I’m going to reclaim this phrase and define it as something that’s mine, filled with hope and goodness and health, because I want to.)"

Over the past two years, Frances has seemed more family oriented, as she's posted several tributes to her father. Take a look: 

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