“I grew up in Paris, but both my parents are from Brazil. They’re musicians, so I was always surrounded with artists, dancers, photographers… I was lucky because my parents were always pushing me forward, teaching me about art, taking me to museums. Around 14 or 15, I became interested in playing guitar and writing songs, and trying to find my musical identity.
Image courtesy of Maxim Northover, 2018.
Right now, I’m in the studio, working on my first album, which will be out next year. I wanted to include my Brazilian influences in this project, make it more personal. But my songs are not about personal things. When I write, I want to feel free. It’s a way to escape. My songs are abstract—like poetry or a dream. They don’t address issues or problems I have. They don’t address my transition. I came out as a trans-woman last year to my family and friends. It wasn’t always easy but I feel so much more confident since then. It really felt like a blossoming.I didn’t really feel like I was a trans-person until my teenage years. We didn’t talk a lot about gender identity back in those days, and none of my close friends were queer so I didn’t know how to explain it. I definitely felt lost and confused. I needed to put it in a box, not make too much noise about it. I felt safer that way. But there’s one day when you feel the urge to start living your life the way you want to.
Check out her music here.