It's Good To Be Lizzo
Lizzo has been having one hell of a year, shooting to the top of the charts with her song "Truth Hurts" and having a hit album with Cuz I Love You. Additionally, Lizzo was also nominated for 8 Grammy awards, proving that she's going to need a bigger bag. She responded with an empowering message to never give up.
"8 years of touring, giving out free tix to my undersold shows, sleepless nights in my car, losing my dad & giving up on music, playing shows for free beer and food w/ -32$ in my bank account, constantly writing songs, hearing 'no' but always saying 'yes.' Glad I never gave up."
A Positive Thirst Trap
Not only is her music killing it, Lizzo has become a body positivity role model to many, especially on Instagram. To see a plus sized woman in control of her sexuality and presenting herself in a thirst trap is honestly revolutionary, and Lizzo is not slowing down. She posted a Marianne Williamson quote on Instagram with some fire pics in red lingerie.
"“And as we let our own light shine,We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.As we’re liberated from our own fear,Our presence automatically liberates others.” – accepting my roses 🌹"
A Body Positivity Icon
Lizzo, real name Melissa Jeffries, has become a radical voice for self acceptance, and she is honestly tired of people calling her "brave," telling Glamour:
"When people look at my body and be like, ‘Oh my God, she’s so brave,’ it’s like, ‘No, I’m not.’ I’m just fine. I’m just me. I’m just sexy."
"If you saw Anne Hathaway in a bikini on a billboard, you wouldn’t call her brave. I just think there’s a double standard when it comes to women."
"I don’t like it when people think it’s hard for me to see myself as beautiful. I don’t like it when people are shocked that I’m doing it."
It's Not Always An Easy Job
She may be on the cover of Vogue magazine now, but Lizzo opened up about the lack of diversity and representation and how it has affected her mental health.
"I would watch things on television and look at magazines and I would not see myself. When you don’t see yourself, you think something is wrong with you.
You want to look like those things and when you realize it’s a physical impossibility you start to think, ‘What the fuck is wrong with me?’ I think that took a bigger toll on me, psychologically, growing up than what anyone could have said to me.
Anybody that uses body positivity to sell something is using it for their personal gain. We weren’t selling anything in the beginning. We were just selling ourselves and selling ourselves on the idea – selling ourselves on ourselves."