90s Star Sophie B. Hawkins Takes Credit score For Coining The Phrase ‘Omnisexual’

Nineties singing sensation Sophie B. Hawkins indicated she coined the phrase “omnisexual” and took credit score for the present use of the time period in a Might 4 interview with Individuals.

Hawkins mentioned what it was like for her to come back out within the 90s and defined why she thinks that transitional interval led to the event of the phrase “omnisexual.”

“I took omni and I took sexual and I put them collectively, and I stated, ‘This represents me,’” Hawkins instructed Individuals. On the time, it was “a really new idea,” she stated.

“Individuals didn’t decide up on it, and so they simply stated, ‘Ah, you’re homosexual. You’re homosexual. You’re homosexual,” she continued. She acknowledged that now, “omnisexual is definitely a factor.”

“The phrases that I put collectively and coined are actually really one of many definitions,” she instructed the outlet.

“I used to be a little bit forward of my time on that one,” she stated.

“My sexuality is just not based mostly on my gender, and it’s not outlined by your gender,” Hawkins continued, remembering the phrases she as soon as spoke to a male journalist.

Hawkins stated the subject was very taboo across the time she got here out, and that she knew her enterprise relationships and contracts had been all on the road.

“Sony acquired mad,” she recalled. “I used to be speaking about it on pop radio, on the morning reveals, and folks had been very offended at me, however there have been some individuals who had been very grateful to me.” (RELATED: Celebrity Mannequin Emily Ratajkowski Seems To Reveal Bisexuality In Video)

Hawkins highlighted how she introduced the subject ahead at a time when many resisted discussing it.

“In my thoughts, it was time to start out speaking about, ‘Gender shouldn’t oppress us. Gender ought to free us. It’s a artistic dialogue.’ However in 1992, nobody else was speaking about it,” she instructed Individuals.