“I’ve never felt like a woman, to be honest with you, never felt desirable and never felt feminine. I have to convince myself that I’m, like, a pretty girl,” Eilish explained. “I identify as ‘she/her’ and things like that, but I’ve never really felt like a girl.”

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The complexity of emotions tied to girlhood is poignantly explored in her Grammy-nominated song “What Was I Made For?” from the “Barbie” movie soundtrack. The sentimental lyrics and tearjerking piano ballad has spurred tens of thousands of responses from listeners.

“It was so, so touching,” she said of the moving social media posts from audiences inspired by the song. “I feel like I helped bring people together, and it felt so special. I wasn’t expecting to have women around the world feel connected.”

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More than seven years into her career, Eilish is already a music industry veteran but she sounds like she’s just getting started.

“I feel like I’m becoming a person I really love and doing things I feel really proud of,” Eilish said. “In many ways in my life, I feel like I’m just now waking up.”