Do you listen to
girl in red?

Who is girl in red? And more importantly, do you listen to her?

In this graphic novel of five chapters, meet Marie Ulven: the Norwegian songwriter who goes by the name girl in red, whose open, honest lyrics about the complex nature of queer love and mental health have struck a chord with millions of young people worldwide.

Images by Tillie Walden. Words by Lucy Bourton.

  • Childhood 1
  • Routine 2
  • Love 3
  • Mind 4
  • Do you listen
    to girl in red?
Do you listen to girl in red?

Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Austin, TX. She also teaches at the Center for Cartoon Studies. You can find more of her work or buy some of her books at

Lucy Bourton is a London-based writer and is deputy editor of It’s Nice That. You can read more of her written work at

girl in red’s debut album, if i could make it go quiet, is out April 30 on AWAL.