The famous singer Billie Eilish, who won Grammys and got an Oscar nomination, recently talked about the tough struggles she goes through as a woman, especially as a young woman in the spotlight. Even though she’s only 21 and has achieved a lot, she opened up about the challenges of fame at a young age, saying, “Being a woman feels like an ongoing battle.”
“Especially when you’re a young woman in the spotlight. It’s really not fair.”
Billie Eilish, who became famous at 13 with the popular song “Ocean Eyes” created with her older brother Finneas, has been dealing with the challenges of growing up in the public eye. In an industry where being closely examined is unavoidable, Eilish had to answer questions about her dating life, sexuality, and even faced unfounded accusations of devil worship.
Despite the difficulties, Eilish looks back on her early success with pride but recognizes that seeking approval from others has its limits. She expressed, “I need to find things within myself and my personal life that have nothing to do with the outside world, the internet, or my status, that will bring me genuine joy.”
In her quest for real happiness, Eilish has broadened her creative horizons. She’s getting attention for the song “What Was I Made For?” in the “Barbie” movie, and people are praising her first acting role in Prime Video’s “Swarm.” At the same time, she’s finishing up her third studio album.
You can see Eilish’s changing views on being a woman in her recent work, especially in the emotionally powerful “Barbie” song. This song talks about the challenges of womanhood and has sparked a TikTok trend where users share their experiences of growing up as girls. The song is featured in a scene where Rhea Perlman’s Ruth Handler gives advice to Margot Robbie’s Barbie.
Thinking about her own challenges with being a woman, Eilish admitted, “Honestly, I’ve never really felt like a woman. I’ve never felt attractive or feminine. I have to talk myself into thinking I’m a pretty girl,” she shared. “I use ‘she/her’ pronouns, but deep down, I’ve never really felt like a girl.”
While dealing with these feelings as she grew up, Eilish also had to face the media’s increasing interest in her changing body. The few times she wore more fitted clothes became irresistible material for tabloid gossip.
“I have big boobs. I’ve had big boobs since I was nine years old, and that’s just the way I am. That’s how I look,” she says, becoming exasperated as she recalls the media frenzy when she first dared to wear a tank top in public at age 16. “You wear something that’s at all revealing, and everyone’s like, ‘Oh, but you didn’t want people to sexualize you?'” She scoffs and answers the trolls: “You can suck my ass! I’m literally a being that is sexual sometimes. Fuck you!”
She’s fired up now, launching into a good old-fashioned rant. “Nobody ever says a thing about men’s bodies,” she says. “If you’re muscular, cool. If you’re not, cool. If you’re rail thin, cool. If you have a dad bod, cool. If you’re pudgy, love it! Everybody’s happy with it. You know why? Because girls are nice. They don’t give a fuck because we see people for who they are!”