Dodie Clark || Who inspires me?

Hello everyone!

I may be a day late for International Woman's Day, but that doesn't mean I can't talk about what women inspire me, because we shouldn't just narrow something like that down to one day.

So I'm going to take this opportunity to talk about a woman who inspires me every day. And that wonderful lady goes by the name of Dodie Clark.

For those of you who don't know, I'll just give a brief bio of who Dodie is.
Dodie is a 21 year-old singer-songwriter who has a YouTube channel under the name of 'doddleoddle.' On this channel, she showcases her musical talents (obviously). But, she also has a second channel where she talks about everything from her sexuality to her anxiety to just plain silliness with her friends. She released her debut EP in 2016 and has grown from strength to strength since. Have I mentioned she's only 21?

I started watching Dodie's videos about two years ago now. I don't remember how I came across her, but I do know that I have never looked back. 
All of her music spoke to me on some level. I genuinely love all of her songs and unique style of music. 
Which brings me on to how she has inspired me with my music. 
As some of you may know, I received a ukulele last Christmas. It is because of Dodie that I wanted a ukulele in the first place. She inspired me to extend my musical abilities (I also play piano and guitar FYI) and to just enjoy playing music. I have now found an instrument that I really enjoy playing that relaxes me as well.

I wrote a complete blog post on Dodie's song 'When' a few months back when she first released it, so I don't think I need to go into detail about her music inspires my life. I will just mention her song 'Absolutely Smitten,' because it is a song that has helped me get through some tough times. Every time it comes on, I instantly become happier. I could be sitting on my bed, crying/feeling down/angry/whatever, and that song would come on my Spotify and I just start smiling and singing along, completely forgetting about my previous mood. So a HUGE thank you to Dodie for making me feel happy through that one song.

Moving away from her music, Dodie talks about some serious issues on her second channel as previously mentioned.
I just love how open and honest she is about everything. She talks about her mental issues, such as anxiety, depression and (a new term for me) derealisation. She is open about her bisexuality, her issues with alcohol, her breakups and makeups. The list is endless. 
Dodie inspires me to be more open about my life, which I like to think that I am. I don't mind talking about my problems (which some people find annoying... I know...). I don't mind answering questions I get from people about what I go through, what I think of a topic. And I like to think that it was because of this wonderful, open human that I am like this. 

She always appears to be the most positive person, even when life is going to shit. 
In every video (or almost every video - no one's perfect!) she has a smile on her face. She wears YELLOW for goodness sake! It's basically her trademark at this stage, and if that doesn't scream positivity then I don't know what does. 

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I could talk for hours on this topic. 
But I shall leave it there.
Because I know most of you probably don't know who I'm talking about.
But I needed to write this. Because more people need to know about Miss Dodie Clark.

"there will be a day when you can say you’re okay and mean it" ~ dodie

Until next time.
Fifs xo

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1 comment:

  1. I feel the same with you about Dodie. She's just amazing. Thank you for sharing your thoughts this was very well written.