When you think pop music of the late 2010s and early 2020’s, it is impossible for Lizzo to not come to mind. Although she has been making music for years, she skyrocketed in popularity with her hits “Good As Hell,” “Truth Hurts,” and “Juice” in the late 2010s. In the beginning of her career, she struggled to get noticed and almost quit music after releasing “Truth Hurts” in 2017. Lizzo had considered this track to be the best she had ever written and fell into a dark place after its release with very little success. It was not until 2019 when the social media platform “Tik Tok” got a hold of the track that her success really began to rise.
As she grew in popularity, she started to use her platform to inspire body positivity, especially in the black community. She both sang and spoke about loving yourself while making diversity the focus of her music, in regards to one’s body, sexuality, race, and more. Highlighting body inclusivity and celebrating individuality, Lizzo appeared in ModCloth‘s “Say It Louder” campaign, which focuses on the idea of “you being you” and self love. In the same month, she sported the first plus-size outfit made for FIT‘s Future of Fashion runway show by Grace Insogna for her performance at NYC Pride‘s Pride Island event. Lizzo continues to support these causes and calls for other women to do the same. She also recently spoke out in support of the Black Lives Matter Campaign and was quoted saying “I’ve never seen anything like this…. I’m actually hopeful.”
Lizzo is an inspiration to all of us and will continue to make a positive change in the world!