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TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE YOU GO THROUGH TO WRITE A SONG?
Normally, I just have a few words sitting around in my head, sometimes they come to me when I'm just eating a bowl of cereal, or crying, or getting dressed in the morning. It's fun when those words start to make sense and form poetry, which I later turn into melodies when just strumming about on a guitar. It's an extremely emotional process to be honest, I often use it as a method to drain out my head, or perhaps also piece it back together again.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU MORE? TOUCHING-SEEING-READING-TASTING
Reading. I spend a lot of time doing.... so much that, I even feel like in my later years, I'll end up dying with a book in my hands...
WALKMAN-CD PLAYER-IPOD- OR VINYL RECORDS?
Definitely Walkman's, except sometimes they're very difficult to fit into pockets, which is severely impractical if you as me.
INDIE ROCK-HIP HOP- R'N'B- POP?
It would be fun to hear them all mashed up together in one.
HOW DID YOU EMBARK ON THE JOURNEY OF SELF-LOVE?
I'd like to say it was a gradual process, but really one day I just looked in the mirror and realized that no matter what you see, or what you would like to see (however gooey it sounds), the mirror wont show you who YOU are. Mirrors are the biggest liars in the world because they tell people that they're ugly, but really ugliness comes from within us. Using a mirror to measure beauty is like using a thermometer to measure hatred- it just can't be measured using an object. Self love comes to you when you realize that self worth isn't a reflection in a piece of glass.
WHO IS YOUR EMPOWERING ROLE MODEL?
David Bowie or Dante G. Rossetti.
DO YOU THINK GIRLS SHOULD KEEP CONTROL OF THEIR PUBIC HAIR? WHY IS IT THAT SOCIETY PRESSURES US TO BE CLEAN SHAVED?
To me, what makes something empowering, is the conscious choice to do what you wanna do, and not let anybody pressure you into making a decision. So, just do exactly what makes you happy. Society ultimately chooses everything for us- from how they want our skin to look, all the way to how they want us to drink our tea (milk last by the way xxxx). So I guess of course, why wouldn't they pressure us and choose, for us, the way they want our coochies to look too? It's sad something as silly as a hair follicle can make someone so angry.
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE SOMEONE LIKE KIM K USE HER PLATFORM FOR SOMETHING GOOD? A MESSAGE OF CHANGE.
I'd like her to encourage kids to read, because it allows us to enter into another sort of dimension, and in my opinion that's both fun and beneficial for intellectual development. A lot of the time its quite inspiring too- whether you pick up a book or read an article, simply to stay in tune with the big world. Not enough people read. with the platform she has, it can be made 'cool' again. But, here she is advertising weight loss products and lip gloss all the time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!