‘WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO BE QUIET’?
28th May 2020
Billie Eilish has taken over the world the last few years with her super personal unapologetic songs, packet of honest tales of pain, love and loneliness.
She is also a huge voice for young women and a mental health advocate. Her talent for songwriting and performing is undeniable and her connection with young women at her live shows incredibly unique. They dress like her, dye their hair and share their emotions online, something that most of us are taught as teenagers to hide.
Billie has just shared a short film ‘Not My Responsibility’ taking ownership of her body, who she is while sharing her own personal perceptions of the way the world judges her.
It’s beautifully shot and very simple with Billie in her trademark baggy hoodie stripping down intimately with the power in the words, not really the act of taking off her clothes. Posing questions to the audience and herself, it’s a moment of self reflection.
if I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman.
Your opinion is not my responsibility, don’t make assumptions about people based on their size.
Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you? Does my chest? Am I my stomach? my hips? the body I was born with, is it not what you wanted?