“That is my physique, nothing to see right here. Maintain it shifting.”
You already know Lizzo.
In a current interview with The Lower centered round her involvement in Dove’s Self-Esteem Undertaking, Lizzo talked about her ideas on points surrounding the body-positivity motion.
“There’s even numerous very triggering and fat-phobic behaviors which have come from the body-positive motion,” she mentioned. “There are issues like physique checking, and evaluating sizes, or shaming sides.”
“Like, ‘Oh, it is midsize women’ flip; massive women, you have had your second.’ Huh?”
“It is not a couple of second. It is about this method that oppresses massive our bodies,” she continued. “Individuals [need to] perceive the gravity of this motion and honor the explanation why it was created.”
“Don’t be like, ‘Cute. I’m gonna love myself at the moment, and that’s physique positivity.’ It’s extra like, ‘No, I’m gonna love myself and thank goodness for the fats ladies who paved the way in which and had been vocal about it.'”
Lizzo additionally talked about her relationship to social media, in addition to the reactions she typically will get from posting footage of herself.
“I hope that I can submit the sorts of supplies that I submit, displaying my physique and displaying my rolls or no matter. And persons are identical to, ‘Okay. Lovely image. Subsequent.’ As a substitute of, like, ‘Oh my gosh, a full-figured physique. How strikingly political!'”
“It don’t gotta be all of that! That’s the place I’m going with body-normative-speak.”
“I don’t know precisely the small print of what physique neutrality is,” she mentioned at one other level within the interview. “However after I say I simply need to be physique normative, I’m not attempting to create an entire new motion.”
“I simply imply what you’re is regular. Let’s cease speaking about it. ‘That is my physique, nothing to see right here. Maintain it shifting.'”
Learn the entire interview right here.