Clea: 'the camaraderie of women is essential'

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NAME

Clea Pratt

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I'm a musician

FAVOURITE BAND?

Grizzly Bear

FAVOURITE SONG?

At the moment it's 'Forget About Life' by Alvvays

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST AND WHY?

Jenn Wasner from Wye Oak. Her melodies are incredible and not to mention she's a badass bass lady that writes obscure, beautiful riffs.

IS THIS WHAT YOU'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF?

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Initially I was heading straight to the Olympics but from the age of about 14 the blissful world of music was at the forefront of my vision and there was no going back.

HOW CAN WOMEN BEST SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER?

We are starting to see a glimpse of equality for woman in the social and professional environment. To continue to squash certain stigmatism around gender, the camaraderie of women is essential. It's as simple as never discouraging anyone from doing anything purely because of their genitalia.

DO YOU HAVE ANY LITTLE SECRETS TO FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION?

Absolutely nothing comes to you. No matter how talented or how much you've honed your craft, if you want something you have to actively push and work tirelessly for anyone to take notice.

WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AS A TEENAGER? WHAT MAJOR THINGS DID YOU COME TO REALISE AS YOU GREW UP?

I was active, motivated, daggy and emotional. Nothing has changed besides being a touch lazier... I'm working on it. I recently delved into my embarrassing old Photo Booth videos on my laptop and my housemates confirmed that baby faced Clea and I are the same.

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IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING IN THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Our system of education. The regimented format of schooling is designed for one type of person. There's no room for kids to find their interests and run with it...forced learning is a killer. And then of course with a more individualised, socially informative and relevant education system, the next generation changes the world for good.

Like Clea on Facebook and follow her on Instagram. Listen on Spotify and Apple Music.