The Girl Who Cried Wolf

The Girl Who Cried Wolf

Lauren Gilmour

The values at the core of ‘The Girl Who Cried Wolf’ are identity and self-discovery, very much aligning with the category of Self-Direction. Written as an honest answer to questions I had never been brave enough to ask myself - let alone answer - this piece of work aims to represent a mess of thoughts in one character’s head. The wolf is used figuratively to portray a feeling of voicelessness and an inability to be heard or change other people’s opinions. Traditionally in literature, a wolf is perceived as a villain or deviant character without any justification as to why and this metaphor helped me explore the concept of prejudices and assumptions in society. While the process of writing the music felt really personal at the time, I feel compelled to share it now it is finished. I think the underlying issues of honesty, sexuality and secrecy are ones that could resonate with other people - particularly young people who might have experienced similar feelings or circumstances of not fully understanding who you are yet. 

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