I have to practice to be good at guitar. I have to write 100 songs before you write the first good one.
I didn't want to just be another girl singer. I wanted there to be something that set me apart.
As supportive as my hometown is, in my high school, there are people who would probably walk up to me and punch me in the face. There's a select few that will never like me. They don't like what I stand for. They don't like somebody who stands for being sober, who stands for anything happy. They're going to be negative no matter what.
It's pretty intense writing about my own life, my own struggles.
C. L. R. James