"I have to be honest and tell you that in my previous band, no one really understood the fact that I needed to take care of my voice and to be aware of how fragile it is. It was very hard to keep on practicing while others were smoking right next to you or during nights I couldn’t get any sleep because the guys were partying. Also the fact that I am a woman was forgotten so many times. Not that I needed someone to open a door for me or serve me like a queen, I just needed them to realize that I am a woman who sometimes needs her private place. We were young at that time, but I still believe you can be young but not necessarily you need to be stupid."
Five questions from Nina Jiers of Neopera to Tarja (via thedarkchestofwonders)