The truth doesn’t always have to hurt. LizzoShe has dedicated her efforts to helping women love their bodies as she does. Her efforts have resulted in many songs and motivational quotes that keep her fans motivated to be better body positive.
“It definitely comes with time,” the Grammy winner told Us Weekly exclusively in September 2019. “I wasn’t really given the opportunities or the privileges to feel like a sex symbol when I was growing up. I was a fat black girl in Houston and I didn’t see myself in magazines.”
Things changed when Lizzo (real name Melissa Jefferson), entered her twenties. “I was like, ‘You know what, bitch? I want to be a sex symbol!’” she recalled. “I said that to myself when I was like 22, 23. I started to embrace my sexiness and not just the cuteness or beauty. I started to work on it more and more, and I realized the vulnerability that I show when I’m naked is my greatest strength.”
The “Good as Hell” singer quickly became a source for inspiration as her career skyrocketed. “It’s hard because self-love and self-confidence is a personal journey. You’re never gonna believe it until you believe in yourself,” she told Us. “But luckily, now we have so many people you can see yourself in. You can see people who were underrepresented and marginalized in the past by going online or watching TV. That’s the most important thing. You have to see yourself and find yourself out there. You’ve got to go on that journey — and I believe in you.”
Lizzo also shared her method of deciding which naysayers she will confront. “I have the best comebacks for trolls. I can put them in their place!” she teased. “But if I do it, I’m feeding the troll and giving it attention. Back in the day, I used to give trolls all the time, but now that I’ve got 4 million followers, man, [I’m not]I’m going give someone a check, and 15 minutes of fame! I love being petty, though!”
Scroll down to see the times that the songstress used her platform for body positivity.