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Billie Eilish covers Vogue

I first heard of Billie in 2017 when Bellyache came out, and I instantly loved her; Being in my mid-twenties I felt a bit of guilt for liking a teen musician so much, but Billie with her soft voice and Tumblr-like appearance won me over rather quickly. Soon enough she was everywhere and I felt like a proud mom of a kid I had never met.

This year she became the first woman in history to take home all four big prizes at the Grammys. Rightfully, she is getting more and more recognition by the minute, to a degree that reminds me of Taylor Swift in the 2009 – 2012 era. Unlike a lot of pop stars though, she didn’t make an bubble like appearance since the beginning, she struggles with mental illness and she is very open about it–which appears to be a nice quality of this younger generation that X-Gen don’t like–.

Vogue is featuring her in her March issue, and the pictures and article is a cute reminder Billie is not a sell-out; One of the most impressive things for me about Billie is that she has her style and period, she doesn’t give a f**k about cute outifts and bodycon dresses most women in the biz will wear whe promoting a brand or a magazine. Vogue did a shoot with Billie Billie style, and she looks great.

Eilish connects her own depression to a concatenation of events in her early adolescence, including a dance injury, a toxic friend group, and a romantic relationship with someone who treated her poorly. But above all, she was pained by her appearance. “I just hated my body. I would have done anything to be in a different one,” she explains. “I really wanted to be a model, really bad, and I was chubby and short. I developed really early. I had boobs at nine. I got my period at 11. So my body was going faster than my brain. It’s funny, because when you’re a little kid, you don’t think of your body at all. And all of a sudden, you look down and you’re, like, whoa. What can I do to make this go away?” She engaged in some self-injurious behavior that she does not elaborate on. She thought of suicide. But by June of last year, after some changes in her life that she prefers to keep private, the fog began to lift. “When people ask me what I’d say to somebody looking for advice on mental health, the only thing I can say is patience. I had patience with myself. I didn’t take that last step. I waited. Things fade.”

Be sure to read the whole interview in here

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