Billie Eilish has spoken candidly about the relationship she has with her body.
The 19-year-old musician told The Guardian that when she performs on stage she has to “dissociate herself from the ideas I have about my body” or her performance will be affected by her mental state.
“I wear clothes that are bigger and easier to move around without showing everything – they can be really unflattering,” she explained. “In the photos, it looks like I don’t even know what. I completely separate the two. Because I have such a terrible relationship with my body, as you wouldn’t believe, then I just have to disassociate myself. “
Eilish said she can’t really understand why society is so obsessed with bodies.
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“I mean, we just need bodies to eat, walk around and poop,” the Grammy winner reflected. “We only need them to survive. It’s ridiculous that anyone even cares about bodies. Like, why? Why do we care? You know when you really think about it? “
But the teenager admitted that even she sometimes falls into a social media spiral by comparing herself to others.
“I see people online, like I’ve never watched. And immediately I say to myself, oh my god what are they like? I know the ins and outs of this industry, and what people are actually using in photos, and I actually know what looks real can be wrong, ”Eilish confessed. “Yet I still see it and I go, oh my god it really hurts me. And I mean, I’m very confident in who I am, and I’m very happy with my life… I’m obviously not happy with my body, but who is? “
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Eilish happily said that she grew up with a very supportive and honest family where they spoke of double standards and common stereotypes.
“Ever since I was a kid,” recalls the California native, “my dad and I have always talked about a certain type of person who is so insecure, or hyperconscious and self-aware, that ‘she never moves in a weird way, or makes a weird face, because they always want to look good. I noticed that, and it makes me so sad. If you always hold yourself a certain way, walk a certain way, and still have your hair just so… It’s such a waste to always try to always look beautiful. It is such a loss of joy and freedom in your body. “
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Eilish just released her second studio album, “Happier Than Ever” on Friday. The musician released her debut album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? In 2019.