Melanie Chisholm talks about her upcoming memoir!

Attention Spice Girls fans!

Melanie Chisholm, also known as Sporty Spice, is preparing to bare all and tell her story in an upcoming memoir!

Nineties babies and nostalgia lovers will probably remember British pop music sensations, the Spice Girls. The “fab five” burst onto the pop culture scene and redefined pop music forever with their catchy melodies and distinct personalities. Each of the five women championed “Girl Power” through their alter-egos and cultivated a sense of individualism that really resonated with their fans.

Nearly three decades after the band topped the music charts with their debut single, “Wannabe” and embarked on a whirlwind few years to leave their mark on wider culture, Melanie “Sporty Spice” Chisholm presents finally his authentic self to the world by writing and publishing a memoir.

Chisholm, 48, is the fourth of five members to write a memoir(as of this writing, Emma ‘Baby Spice’ Bunton is the only Spice girl who hasn’t written a book, and some members of the group have written multiple books as well), and she’s vulnerably setting up her fans for what they can expect when “Who I Am” releases worldwide.

‘Mel C’ took to her Instagram ahead of the UK release of ‘Who I Am’ to give readers some insight into her writing process and how she came to make the decision to to write memoirs. Read on to find out what she had to say!

What are some known details about Mel C’s memoir?

The Blast recently covered a piece of news regarding an early career Mel C experience during the Spice Girls debut.

The article details an experience where Chisholm was sexually assaulted the same night the band was scheduled to perform their first show.

She shared her memories of the incident in “Who I Am” and revealed that the experience took place in a hotel and happened at the hands of a male masseur.

Chisholm also revealed that she had long suppressed the memory and was retrieved in a dream.

The incident went unreported because Chisholm, who was 23 at the time, “didn’t want to upset people” by speaking out.

“We were in Istanbul, we did two shows there,” she described, “and we had never done a full gig before, so obviously we had been rehearsing for weeks in advance, fittings from costumes, makeup here, everything was leading up to the pinnacle of everything I ever wanted to do and ever wanted to be,” Chisholm said.

Chisholm revealed more details in an interview with Mail Online.

“And what happened with me, I kind of buried it immediately because there were other things to focus on,” she told the publication, “I didn’t want to no fuss, but I didn’t have time to deal with it either. Because I didn’t deal with it at the time, I realize that I let this be buried for ages. years and years and years,” she revealed.

Mel C talks about writing her memoir

Chisholm celebrated the release of her memoir in the UK by posting a reel of an interview to her Instagram account where she revealed intimate details of how the memoir came to fruition.

“I’ve always thought you shouldn’t write memoirs until you’ve lived a full life,” she began. “So in my 20s I wasn’t really ready, in my 30s I wasn’t, but now I’m heading for the big 5-0, and in 2019 I was back on stage with the Spice Girls, which was really amazing, and it was a thought-provoking moment,” Chisholm continued.

“I was nervous about becoming Sporty Spice again, but I realized that I wasn’t becoming her, I was her! And it just made me think about all these roles that we have in our lives, and I found this new self-acceptance, and that was a big inspiration for my album ‘Melanie C’ in 2020, and I just felt it was time… time to document everything that has happened in my life so far,” she concludes.

In the caption to the reel, she writes, “It’s been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but hopefully it will be worth it.”

“Who I Am” will be released in the United States on September 22!

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