Every day in March, a different writer will be talking about a woman they admire, all in honour of International Women’s Day. Today, TYCI contributor, writer and blogger Lisa-Marie Ferla talks about her love of singer-songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs.
I was always one of those irritating girls with a folder covered in other people’s lyrics. Perhaps I thought it made me look like a creative type; perhaps I thought it made me look profound. Perhaps I was just really, really bored in a Public International Law lecture and hey, what does it matter because now I get to make my own words anyway. No, don’t look at that tattoo. My point is that I was somewhere in my mid 20s, sacrificing my heart on the altar of what I would LOVE to be able to claim was my last doomed romance, and I had found somebody who – just six months older than I was – had already put it all to music.