I started playing Bass when I was about 10 and guitar when I was 13, which was pretty different to most girls my age.
I have never conformed to stereotypes of how girls should be, and I think this shocked a few people. But I think since forming a rock band - My Everest - with my friends, even more people have been shocked.
However, we do not think this reaction is right, and that is why the band and I are trying to give girls the confidence to pick up musical instruments, join bands, and just create an image for themselves which they are happy with.
There is a lot of pressure on girls today, especially during their teens, to look a certain way or act a certain way. Between myself and the band, we could not name more than two current all girl rock bands, and could only think of a few other female musicians who write their own material.
At the same time, we could think of lots of celebrities, often ones who are made to look so fake in magazines and on the internet.
We're producing a music video which aims to give young women confidence and inspire them to seek their own identity, away from stereotypes. It's all about girl power!