Find hope in dark times
When I feel like I'm going mad, I write.
A lot of my worst fears have come true; fears that felt so big I could barely hold them in my head. I was convinced that when they happened, the world would end.
But the world didn't end. In fact, it pushed on and demanded to keep spinning through all sorts of mayhem, and I got through it. And because I persisted, I learned lessons about how to be a stronger, kinder, better human – lessons you can only learn by going through these sorts of things.
This is for the people with minds that just don't stop; for those who feel everything a thousand times more than others around them.
Here are some words I wrote.
Dodie is a 22-year-old musician from London. She began sharing her life through her songs and videos online from 2011, and since then she has gained a fan base of over 1 million subscribers.
As well as selling out of her first ever headline shows, she has toured the UK, USA, and Australia. Dodie released her debut EP, Intertwined, at the end of 2016 which entered the charts in the UK, US and Europe.