On the importance of non-career-based dreams.
The documentary producer is making things happen in LGBTQ film.
Goals are achievable when you give them time.
When bad relationships offer a false sense of security, letting go of them feels like waking up.
“Hopefully, everyone else likes it. If not, too bad. It’s my music.”
Giving up my antisocial fantasyland to do the things that scare me.
In which we talk about songwriting, bravery, stupid ideas, presenting a life plan to parents, Sia, Cyndi Lauper, and Emotion (her album, but also feelings).
Limited resources needn’t stop you making art.
Don’t panic if people don’t pay attention to your published work right away.
What is a champion, anyway?
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