In a touching acceptance speech at the 2024 Palm Springs International Film Festival, Billie Eilish dedicated her Chairman’s Award to “anyone who experiences hopelessness.” The award was given in recognition of her song “What Was I Made For?” from the Barbie soundtrack.
Eilish, who has been open about her own struggles with mental health, revealed that she wrote the song during a difficult period in her life. “There was a time where I was just, like, completely lost,” she admitted. “I didn’t know why I was here, what I was doing, or what the point of it all was.”
She went on to say that the movie Barbie’s themes of self-discovery and finding one’s purpose resonated deeply with her own experiences. “I think that’s why I connected with the movie so much,” she said. “It’s about finding your own way, even when you don’t know where you’re going.”
Eilish’s emotional speech resonated with the audience, and her dedication of the award to those who struggle with hopelessness is sure to inspire many. “I just want to say that if you’re feeling lost, you’re not alone,” she said. “There are people who care about you, and there is always hope.”
Eilish’s powerful message is a reminder that even the most successful people can experience difficult times. But by sharing her own story, she is helping to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and letting others know that they are not alone.