India.Arie spoke with Launch.com on how her life changed when she began writing music as an adult. Arie said, “That’s the way my whole life started to change when I was 20: I just started writing songs. And as the years went by, I realized that I was speaking my mind, totally uncensored. I was saying exactly how I feel. And that’s something that I never ever, ever did. I mean, not ever–not to my mom, not to anyone. Especially when it comes down to matters of the heart, I was just [gestures zipping her lips]. Writing songs changed all that.”
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