5 things Lizzo teaches oversized women like me
Lizzo continues to show us that she’s not one of “them” by win her first Emmy for her breakout reality show, ‘Watch Out For The Big Grrrls.’
But it’s not her multitude of awards or how many of her songs hit the charts that make her such an IT girl. Its the confidence she exudes in plus size women that tells us that our weight is not equivalent to our worth.
1. She teaches us self-love
When I interviewed reality TV star, Sydney Bell, from Season 1 of Watch out for the big Grrrlsshe talked a lot about body inferiority complex and how growing up a curvy woman really affected her. She then went on to talk about how Lizzo is helping women reinvigorate the terms “plus size,” “big,” and “fat,” and how the show has truly changed her life.
Sydney’s story sounds a lot like mine. Struggling to find your fit in the world because you don’t look what you see on the gamut.
@sydneylbell LIVE YOUR LIFE FULL💖✨ #fyp original audio – Sydney Bell
But Lizzo’s 2021 message about self-love still rings in my head every time doubts start to surface,
Loving yourself in a world where you don’t love back takes amazing self-awareness… If you can love yourself today, I’m proud of you.
Loving yourself in a world that doesn’t love you back takes a massive amount of self-awareness and a bullshit detector that can see through social norms to the contrary…
If you love yourself today, I’m proud of you.
If you haven’t already, I’m still proud of you. This is hard
– FOLLOW @YITTY (@lizzo) August 15, 2021
What brings me to her? Interview from this year with Peoplewhere she repeatedly rejected stereotypes about oversized women.
What I am doing is enhancing my confidence and my power to create my own beauty standard. And that will one day be the norm.
Now, I don’t know about you but if you can still hold your head up against all the pressures and opinions of the world, I think we can too.
2. She teaches us to be true to ourselves
In March 2022, Lizzo is keynote speaker for SXSWand even though she, Beyonce and Meg Thee Stallion As a proud native of Houston, Texas, she took this opportunity to not only encourage self-love, but address what’s happening in Texas. politics.
You know, I’m proud to represent Houston, but I’m not proud to represent Texas politics right now.
She always wants and needs to speak out for the rights of those who have faced bullying, ridicule and judgment throughout their lives which gives us solace in knowing that we are not. single.
But it’s not just her love to fight for the weak, it’s also seeing her live authentically as herself in real time.
She revealed all sides of herself to her fans: Silly Lizzo, Lizzo . sex symbol, Lizzo is depressed, Superstar Lizzo, and more. She never puts herself in a box and encourages her fans not to do the same.
3. She taught us to let go of hate and haters
While it is not news that Lizzo suffered a lot of hate in the industry and especially from those over the past few years.
A recent situation that comes to mind is when Aries Spears decided to tell him how he feels about the way she looks.
And while his opinion about her looks was completely unwarranted, Lizzo handled her applause with the whole class saying this as she accepted her award at 2022 VMAs,
You know what, I won’t say anything. ‘ She paused and continued, ‘They were like, ‘Lizzo, why don’t you clap?’ Since I’m winning, h*e.
4. She taught us it’s okay to shed a few tears
In an emotional interview with Good Morning America (GMA), Lizzo opened up about how much hate she’s received since the song’s release’Rumor‘, and while a lot people feel like celebrities are easy targets for hate because their lives in the limelight they tend to forget they are human and have feelings too.
.@GMA TO EXCLUDE, TO EXPEL: @lizzo addressing the hurtful messages she received after the release of her song, #Rumors with @iamcardib: “I know sometimes my job as an artist has to be reflective, and this shouldn’t fly. This won’t be okay. ” @JujuChangABC report. https://t.co/Tqry0s1dH2 pic.twitter.com/0qAfujDByV
– Good Morning America (@GMA) August 18, 2021
She told the GMA,
I don’t even mind the fat comments. I just feel that sometimes it’s unfair to treat people like me.
And then go on to say,
“People are like, ‘don’t let them see you with their heads down, her’. My head is always up even when I’m sad and when I’m crying…my head is still up. But I know my job as an artist is to reflect the times and this shouldn’t fly. This won’t be okay. “
It seems that people often forget that both can be true: you can be someone who can overcome negative energy and stay positive most days. and you can be a person so overwhelmed with negativity that you just squeak out loud on other days.
And you’d think since Lizzo isn’t the first oversized black woman to make waves in this industry, that body inferiority complex gone many years ago.
5. She taught us how to be the bad guy B—
Not everyone has the confidence and swagger like Lizzo, but she, let’s wear it comfortably. Breaking the world every time she shows off her curves, and don’t forget the costume tell us she’s not one of two people to play with.
And whether people agree with that or not, she’s a sex symbol, a fashion icon, and just a bad girl.
How many people can say they’ve won three Grammy Awards, two Soul Train Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, a BET Award, a Music Video Award and now, an Emmy just for three years? And, those are just a few names!
Give her flowers now!
Whether it is win another award, start the cover of another magazine or make another hitshe goes on to prove that she is 100% chicken.
In Lizzo’s words,
Big b **** es win, h * e! The best revenge is your paper, b***h!
Roommate, what’s your favorite Lizzo moment?