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 and 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
Standing in your American Psycho-style kitcheneating pizza at 2 a.m.You’re not a touchy person, you sayand you don’t hold me like men usually doafter sexbut you talk to me and ask me questionsit seems, for now, that’s enoughneither of us came here for loveor maybe we’re both lying You don’t squeeze your tube of toothpastein…
This morning, I was reading ‘Our Women on the Ground’, a book with essays by Arab women reporting on the Arab world. Curled up under two huge blankets that were swallowing me whole, with hot tea on the cardboard box I use as a bedside table, I was reading about unimaginable horrors and daily tribulations…
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…
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