Lizzo’s Positive Vibe 

Georgia Kirkendall

Lizzo is a rapper and singer who has been famous of late, especially for her body-positive messages embodied in every song. She just recently released her new album, Cuz I Love You, which became number one on the iTunes charts, with Beyonce’s surprise album Homecoming: The Live Album coming in second place. On her album covers and in music videos, Lizzo flaunts her body – a body type that society’s norms degrades and shames. The artist encourages female empowerment in her music, saying how all women deserve the best, and to leave their man if they are getting anything less than expected. These songs bring a new message – a message about loving yourself and making it on your own – rather than getting together or breaking up with someone and making your happiness solely about that other person. 

 “I’ve been working on self-care and self-love for so long, that I feel like, with this album, “Cuz I Love You,” I am starting to really answer those questions for myself. I got to use those tools that I created for myself in the real world in real time. I don’t have all the answers — but, if I did, I wouldn’t be an artist anymore.” Lizzo talked about accepting herself and encouraging others to do the same for THINK News. To read her full story, visit