In this week’s episode I’m trying something a little different. Rather than invite a guest to share their tunes, I’m marking my fifth episode by reflecting on my own songwriting journey. I explore how writing a cappella songs to the rhythm of my footsteps helped me process some of the traumas I had survived whilst allowing the deeper meanings to remain hidden in plain sight. I simply didn’t, fully, know what I was writing about. I talk about how this world has, often, been painful to live in … whilst the connections I have found (in activism and in my relationships) are something that grounds me and helps me keep breathing. Throughout it all, I keep coming back to a sense of strength and vulnerability - and how music allows me to show both sides at once.
Songs featured in this episode written and performed by Rai Waddingham
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