Lizzo Speaks on How She’s Promoting ‘Body Inclusivity’

Lizzo is all about promoting body positivity in today’s world. For Vogue’s October cover story, the singer opened up about exactly why.

“Now, you look at the hashtag ‘body positive,’ and you see smaller-framed girls, curvier girls. Lotta white girls,” she said. “And I feel no ways about that, because inclusivity is what my message is always about. I’m glad that this conversation is being included in the mainstream narrative.”

She continued, “What I don’t like is how the people that this term was created for are not benefiting from it. Girls with back fat, girls with bellies that hang, girls with thighs that aren’t separated, that overlap. Girls with stretch marks. You know, girls who are in the 18-plus club. They need to be benefiting from … the mainstream effect of body positivity now. But with everything that goes mainstream, it gets changed. It gets — you know, it gets made acceptable.”

The singer went on to say that she doesn’t fully claim the term “body positive,” but rather chooses “body-normative” instead.

“I think it’s lazy for me to just say I’m body positive at this point,” she said. “It’s easy. I would like to be body-normative. I want to normalize my body. And not just be like, ‘Ooh, look at this cool movement. Being fat is body positive.’ No, being fat is normal. I think now, I owe it to the people who started this to not just stop here.”

We love you, Lizzo. Thank you for being such a great role model.