I’m Erika Severyns, a freelance writer who loves telling other people’s stories. With a particular affinity for music, creativity, and self-development, I craft engaging, inspiring content that remains self-aware and funny at its root. I’m here to make you feel seen and tell your story.
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“I love Erika Severyns’s way of writing. It’s craftful, funny and accurate journalism. Her interviews feel like trailers to books I really wanna read. Very happy to hang out with her and only slightly shy under her bright blue gaze, taking me in and turning me into a character that feels both exactly like me and like someone I would like to be.”
Merle Sibbel, about my interview with her for For Folk’s Sake
Music Reviews and Interviews
Yasmin Williams is a guitarist that does uniquely her own thing, free from tradition, geography, and time. Urban Driftwood demonstrates the true universality of musical language, making WIlliams a storyteller that makes the audience lean in to listen.
Written for Folk Radio UK
With his long hair, metal bracelets, and colourful shirts, James looks like a reincarnation of George Harrison in his ‘My Sweet Lord’ years. He’s a traveller, a hippie, and a bit of a beatnik. His first long stint abroad was when he moved to Sicily for a year, bought a €20 guitar at a flea market.
Written for For Folk’s Sake
It’s not an anthem that you yell along to while nobody is listening. It’s the anthem you listen to for a secret dash of confidence while hiding your earphones in the sleeve of your pullover in a classroom of bullying teenagers, or while sitting on the bathroom floor after a long cry.
Written for Loud Women
I have been talking about going for a music career, like really going for a music career for a very long time now. I am making to-do lists and practising, visiting open mics, and socialising with other musicians, but there is just one problem with the whole setup. I’m not making any money apart from…
I hadn’t written anything in weeks – no songs, no stories, no morning pages. I was struggling to get up to do yoga in the morning (so, I didn’t). I stopped playing music. But today I had a date with a friend – we were going to meet in a coffee shop and write. Both…
I went to law school. For one day. Two lectures! But only one day. I enrolled because I wanted to do something good in the world, to do something meaningful that would also pay for my parents’ retirement. I also enrolled because I had just spent four months living in a hostel in London and…
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