Yesterday Lizzo, the torchbearer of ‘body positivity’ became the ‘first big black woman’ to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine. The “Juice” singer posted her picture from the vogue cover on her Instagram and captioned it,” The first black anything feels overdue. But our time has come. To all my black girls, if someone like you hasn’t done it yet- BE THE FIRST.”
Lizzo, self-lover, and bonafide singer knows how to use her platform to voice against some serious issues. In her interview for Vogue, October 2020 issue The “Truth Hurts”singer said, “I want to make music that helps. Cause that’s the way that I help. I’m not a doctor, I’m not a lawyer, I don’t work in the government. I make music.”
Lizzo says Body Positivity is all about embracing all shapes and sizes but instead of talking about embracing we should broaden our horizons and “normalize” body types. She explains: “Not just be like: ’Ooh, look at this cool movement. Being fat is body positive.’ No being fat is normal.”
Lizzo talked about the issues of “commercializing the body positivity.” This was one of the main highlights of the interview. Lizzo very bluntly said that the body positivity movement has become the ‘it’ thing. “Now you look at the hashtag ‘body positive’, and you see smaller-framed girls, curvier girls. Lotta white girls”
People are surely talking about it and have somewhat accepted the curvier women but it has not yet included women who are size 18 and up. She continued: “I’m glad that this conversation is being included in the mainstream narrative. What I don’t like is how the people are not benefitting from it.”
The Grammy award-winning singer said, “Girls with back fat, girls with bellies that hang, girls with thighs that aren’t separated, that overlap. Girls with stretch marks. You know girls who are made in the 18-plus club. They need to be benefitting from…the mainstream effect of body positivity now.”
Lizzo, 32 also added: ‘We have to make people uncomfortable again’ and she is quite right about it because no good thing came out of being comfortable. People have to be made uncomfortable to bring a change.
In April, Lizzo also opened up about how quarantine had drastic effects on her mental health and Body image. She said, “Self-hatred starting to creep up on me, but I gotta remember I’m 110% b—-.
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