Alicia Keys is one of the most well-known vocalists in the world. She has won 15 Grammy Awards, released some of the best songs of all time, and is a role model for women worldwide.

The singer, like everyone else, has vulnerabilities, and she wants space when she needs it, as she stated in a recent interview: “Boundaries are my favourite thing in the whole world. Here is my space, stay out of it! You’re crossing the line. I think there’s something about being able to verbalise it”

She also said: ‘It was very hard for me to express times I’ve felt weak. If I felt scared, or like I wasn’t gonna be good at something. I never wanted to give people the opportunity to prey on my emotions, so I always hid them. I never felt comfortable crying in front of people. I would [say] I’m fine when I’m not fine.’

George Millington