When I was a kid, I wrote about anything and everything. Then when I was 12, my mum got me a piano, and I started putting my poetry to the piano.
I write from personal experience. Otherwise, it just doesn’t feel authentic, and people can always tell if something is inauthentic.
You get so used to hiding behind people. I’ve been doing it for so long. And I think that you wake up one day, and that insecure side of you that tells you that you’re not good enough gets a little quieter. And you think, 'Ok, I need to do this.'