Everyone is allowed to be vulnerable. I think women and men and dogs and cats and ants and aliens can all express themselves and be vulnerable.
I always try, when I'm singing songs, to interpret them the way that I would've arranged them. I think about the melody first, and then I pull out my guitar and start singing it.
I had been writing songs for awhile - since I was 14 - and playing guitar, but I never really knew how to go about making an actual career.
I had a lot of Barbies growing up, and a lot of porcelain dolls, but I was scared of them. I was so scared of them, I would try to turn their head away and would make my mom take them out of my room.
I stay away from the title of 'role model.' I want to be a more realistic role model - not a perfect Barbie role model.
I have a song called 'Training Wheels,' and it's about being in love with someone and taking it to the next level by taking off the training wheels.
I want my music to be treated as a book or a movie. It's not about the one single: it's about the bigger picture.
When I'm done with my last album, I want to make a movie with Tim Burton telling the story of all of the albums connected. That's my biggest dream.
I went to the carnival a lot. The carousel was my favorite ride as a kid.
I have to stop eating so much grilled cheese and chocolate chip cookies and start really working on everything!
I always cling to things that remind me of being a kid again.
I'll always cling to these little girl dresses at vintage shops, and I can never wear them because they're so tiny!
I was always called a cry baby, and I was one. I cried a lot as a child. In fact, I still cry a few times a day. I'm still a cry baby.
I really like milk. I'm a dairy queen.
I wrote about scenarios that I was going through and then disguised them.
When I was 16, I was watching '101 Dalmatians,' and my mom never let me bleach my hair, so I told her I was going to dye my hair like Cruella De Vil; she didn't believe me. I came home with my hair like this, and she didn't talk to me for, like, a week. It was really hilarious.
'Cry Baby' is like this fairytale version of me. A lot of it is based on real events, and some of it is made up to make it more whimsical.
I think that any female who gets asked if she's a feminist... it's silly... it's so interesting when people ask females if they're a feminist. Of course every female wants to be equal!
My whole mission in general, ever since I was fourteen, was to write music that would help people heal.
I love Sia and how she hides her face. If I could pull off doing that, I totally would.