Lizzo continues to point out us that she shouldn’t be one in all “them” by winning her first Emmy for her groundbreaking actuality present, ‘Watch Out For The Huge Grrrls.’
Nevertheless it’s not her quite a few awards or what number of of her songs hit the charts that make her the IT woman that she is. It’s the confidence she exudes in plus-sized women that tell us that our weight doesn’t equate our price.
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1. She’s Taught Us Self-Love
Once I interviewed actuality star, Sydney Bell, from Season 1 of Watch Out For The Big Grrrls, she talked loads about body shaming and the way rising up as a curvy girl actually affected her. She then went on to speak about how Lizzo helps ladies reclaim the phrases “plus-size”, “massive” and “fats” and the way this present has really modified her life.
Sydney’s story sounded loads like mine. Struggling to search out your match on this planet since you don’t appear like what you see on the gram.
@sydneylbell LIVE YOUR LIFE FULLY💖✨ #fyp ♬ original sound – Sydney Bell
However Lizzo’s 2021 message on self love nonetheless rings in my head each time the doubts start to floor,
Loving your self in a world that don’t love u again takes an unimaginable quantity of self consciousness… When you managed to like your self right now, I’m pleased with you.
Loving your self in a world that don’t love u again takes an unimaginable quantity of self consciousness & a bullshit detector that may see by means of ass backwards societal requirements…
if u managed to like your self right now I’m pleased with u.
If u haven’t, I’m nonetheless pleased with u. This shits laborious
— FOLLOW @YITTY (@lizzo) August 15, 2021
Which brings me to her interview from this year with People, the place she constantly rejected the stereotype of plus-sized ladies.
What I’m doing is entering into my confidence and my energy to create my very own magnificence customary. And someday that can simply be the usual.
Now, I don’t learn about y’all but when sis can nonetheless hold her head held excessive with all of the pressures and opinions of the world, I believe we are able to too.
2. She Taught Us To Reside Authentically As Ourselves
In March of 2022, Lizzo was the keynote speaker for SXSW, and though her, Beyonce and Meg Thee Stallion are proud natives of Houston, Texas, she took this chance to not solely encourage self-love however tackle the issues taking place in Texas politics.
You realize, I’m proud to rep Houston, however I’m not proud to rep Texan politics proper now.
Her fixed need and wish to talk out in assist of the rights of those that have confronted bullying, ridicule and judgment their complete lives offers us a solace in realizing we aren’t alone.
Nevertheless it’s not simply her like to combat for the underdog, it’s seeing her dwell authentically as herself in actual time.
She reveals all sides of herself to her followers: the goofy Lizzo, the sex-symbol Lizzo, the fed-up Lizzo, the superstar Lizzo, and a lot extra. She by no means locations herself in a field and encourages her followers to not do the identical.
3. She Taught Us To Ignore The Hate & The Haters
Whereas it’s not information that Lizzo has endured a lot of hate within the trade and from folks over the previous few years particularly.
And whereas his opinion about how she appears to be like was fully unwarranted, Lizzo dealt with her clap again with class saying this as she accepted her award on the 2022 VMAs,
You realize what, I’m not gonna say nothing.” She paused and continued, “They be like, ‘Lizzo, why don’t you clap again?’ ‘Trigger b***h I’m profitable, h*e.
4. She Taught Us It’s OK To Shed A Few Thug Tears
In an emotional interview with Good Morning America (GMA), Lizzo opened up about how a lot hate she’s obtained for the reason that launch of the tune ‘Rumors’, and whereas a variety of folks really feel like celebrities are a straightforward goal for hate as a result of their life is within the limelight, they have a tendency to neglect they’re human and have emotions, too.
.@GMA EXCLUSIVE: @lizzo addresses the hurtful messages she obtained following the discharge of her tune, #Rumors with @iamcardib: “I do know it’s my job as an artist to mirror at instances, and this could not fly. This shouldn’t be okay.” @JujuChangABC stories. https://t.co/Tqry0s1dH2 pic.twitter.com/0qAfujDByV
— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 18, 2021
She informed GMA,
I don’t even thoughts the fats feedback. I simply really feel prefer it’s unfair typically the remedy folks like me obtain.
After which went on to say,
“Persons are like, ‘don’t allow them to see you along with your head down, sis’. My head is all the time up even once I’m upset and once I’m crying… my head is up. However I do know it’s my job as an artist to mirror the instances and this sh*t mustn’t fly. This shouldn’t be okay.”
It looks like folks typically neglect that each will be true: you will be somebody who is ready to transfer previous the destructive vitality and keep optimistic on most days and you will be somebody that’s so overwhelmed with negativity that you just simply have to set free a great cry or two on different days.
And you’d assume since Lizzo isn’t the primary plus-sized black girl to make waves on this trade, that body shaming would have ceased years in the past.
5. She’s Taught Us To How To Be A Dangerous B—
Not everybody has the boldness and swagger that Lizzo has, however sis, wears it with ease. Breaking the innanet each time she reveals off her curves, and let’s not forget the outfit that tell us she was not the one or the 2 to be performed with.
And whether or not people agree with it or not, she is a intercourse image, a style icon, and simply an all-around dangerous chick.
How many individuals can say that they’ve secured three Grammys, two Soul Practice Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, a BET Award, a Video Music Award, and now, an Emmy in simply three years? And, that’s simply to call a number of!
Please give sis her flowers instantly!
Within the phrases of Lizzo,
Huge b****es profitable, h*e! The very best revenge is your paper, b***h!
Roommates, what has been your favourite Lizzo second?