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December 11, 2020 – Lizzo came forth reflecting on her journey of struggling with body image issues.
In a Tuesday TikTok video, the American singer revealed she has struggled with anxiety because of self-image in the past and still has phases that make her doubt her confidence. “Like, you know, ‘What’s wrong with me? Maybe everything, [and] all the mean things people say about me are true.’ And, you know, ‘Why am I so disgusting?’ And [I was] hating my body.””I think these are normal [thoughts and feelings] and they happen to everybody, they happen to the best of us.”
Lizzo explained she knew this is just a phase and tomorrow would definitely be better, but at that moment, the pain was immense. “I can only hope that it changes for the better,” she said. “I know I’m beautiful, I just don’t feel it. But, I know I’m gonna get through it.” She continued, “We are the best of us, and I just have to know that tomorrow how I feel in here,” pointing to her head, “is gonna change. And I can only hope that it changes for the better. But I know I’m beautiful, I just don’t feel it. But I know I’m gonna get through it.” The next day, Lizzo reported that she “woke up feeling better — not 100 percent but I’m getting there,” she wrote. “Gave the parts of me I hated last night a rub & a hug. Issss a new day.”
Right before this, Lizzo was celebrating how far the body positive movement has come. She said she was “proud of the big girls who gave it wings. My body is changing but I’m gonna keep appreciating it from every angle.” Lizzo has long been praised for her plus-size body positivity and self-confidence — and received support from followers for her candid post. Earlier this year, she adopted a vegan diet and shared that with her followers, but made it clear that she is “happy both ways” —whether she’s eating a plant-based diet or a meat diet — but “right now, this is what’s bringing me joy.”