Recently, E! Online declared that when it comes to loving who you are, Lizzo is basically the world’s guru.
The star is said to be a self-love encyclopedia (among many things) - whether it’s embracing body positivity or tackling a slump in self-confidence, Lizzo has steadily become the epitome of loving who you are... exactly as you are.
So who better to draw feel-good inspo from than one of our favourite faces of black girl joy?
That said, if you're ever in need of a pick-me-up, here are a five quotes from the Grammy Award-winning muso:
Finding the beauty in yourself
“It’s not something that you can really change. It’s something you address and work on. I had to address every layer of insecurity because I can’t just be like, ‘Alright, my arm’s not jiggly and lumpy anymore.’ That’s delusional.
"You have to be like, ‘That’s not ugly to me anymore and it’s not wrong to me. It’s beautiful to me’."
How to save the world
“I’m all about body positivity and self-love because I believe that we can save the world if we first save ourselves,” Lizzo told fans at a show in Sydney, Australia earlier this year, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Respecting your journey
“You’re not supposed to be happy all the time,” she told a band of musicians at her high school, as captured in a CBS Sunday Morning profile.
“You’re not supposed to know what you’re doing all the time, especially at this age, but not knowing what you’re doing has nothing to do with where you’re going, so I want you to know that. Cherish your journey and respect your journey”, she added.
Love your body
Now, we're sure that you have heard this one over and over again, but that’s because it's key when it comes to self-love and self-confidence.
Additionally, we know each individual's wish you to either lose or gain weight is personal - you are allowed to do whatever makes you happy after all.
“I want people to feel good! We can heal the world, but first we have to heal ourselves,” Lizzo told fans during her performance at a We Can Survive benefit concert supporting the American Cancer Society in 2019.
Last but not least, say “I love you, me.”
“Thank you for accepting me for who I am. I want to let you know that if 20,000 people can accept me for who I am, the whole world can fall in love with you,” she told the crowd.
Some days are better than others, but one must not give up. As the superstar would say; “Got to take a breathe, time to focus on you”.
Additional source: E! Online