“I think [The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill] as a whole communicates my personality, it is the culmination of my experiences, the sum total of what I had gone through at a certain point in my life. It might have been a little scary at first," Hill recalled. "Because whether I sink or swim, it was all on me. But it was liberating because it was very personal. It allowed me to talk about things that were very Lauryn, that didn't have anything to do with anyone else. I could speak about the birth of my son, and the disappointment in [my] relationship, because it didn't cramp anybody else's style. To me it's like driving in a storm, it's hard to see where you're going. You're just praying to get out of it. But once you get out of it, you can look back and say, 'Oh man, thank God!' Give thanks, 'cos that's what I came out of. That's what that album feels like to me."