WHAT DO YOU DO?
Every breath you take
FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST AND WHY?
Banks. She's so intelligent and such a talented songwriter. She's a great role model for up and coming female artists and females in general. Her music pushes so many boundaries and for me this is so inspiring.
IS THIS WHAT YOU'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF?
Yes and no :) I've always dreamed of being a performer and writing my own music. Being a successful musician and making a career out of it. I never dreamed of having to leave my family and boyfriend at home. I never dreamed of being put in confronting situations with men whilst trying to be creative and build my career. But I guess that's life - it comes with the good and the bad!
FORKS IN THE ROAD, HOW DO YOU MANAGE THEM?
Approach them with ease. I try not to avoid them but tackle them in a healthy way. I try and stay out of my head as much as possible as this often leads to a downward spiral into my anxiety.
DESCRIBE YOUR WORK ETHIC
Work SMART not hard (but obviously work hard haha). There's no point putting all your energy in the wrong directions. I find it's better to save your energy and creativity and only apply it in the right direction.
HOW CAN WOMEN BEST SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER?
I'm so lucky to be surrounded by such passionate and supportive women. Within and outside of the music industry. I think the best way is to always encourage and support that persons dream. To be a good listener. To not see another woman as competition and celebrate their strengths. A few women who have been prime examples for me are Sarah Donelly (manager), Kota Banks and Nina Las Vegas. All of these women are so empowering and I feel so supported and cared for. And of course my mother - don't even start me with her!
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ADVICE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
To enjoy the ride. So often I find myself stressing in times I should be celebrating and embracing whatever success I've had. These are the moments we live for so it's crazy to not celebrate these, otherwise whats the point? It's easier said than done... :/