100 Women We Love: Class of 2023

SOPHIE B. HAWKINS

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Sophie B. Hawkins is a Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling artist known for her emotionally powerful material and eclectic musical style. With her breakout mainstream hit, “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover,” Hawkins was out in the media before Melissa Etheridge and Ellen DeGeneres. With a career spanning over 30 years, Hawkins has established herself as a trailblazing artist, breaking chart records with her smash hits and starring as Janis Joplin in the critically acclaimed musical Room105. Her recent album, Free Myself, reflects a new creative chapter of independence and positivity for the artist. Her ever-evolving career has always been ahead of its time, with a steadfast commitment to activism, supporting environmental protections, animal rights, and LGBTQ+ equality. Hawkins’ music is heavily influenced by her identity as a woman and as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. “If it weren’t for being able to open up to loving women, I would have never written such great songs,” she says. Music helped her find her voice and express things that couldn’t be said with words alone. “I wanted to get to the truth of my stories and the truth of what I’m doing here on this planet,” she says. Having the chance to do what she loves “gives me a sense of purpose and involvement with the world, with humanity.” As Hawkins continues to evolve and create music, she remains true to her authentic history and experiences. “My vision for myself is to be a great artist, and that endeavor never stops because you always want to be clearer and more powerful. You never really end that search for the greatest thing that can come out of you.”


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