Lizzo took to TikTok on December 8 to open up about something we all go through: having insecurities about our bodies.
“I came home and took my clothes off to take a shower, and I just started having all these really negative thoughts about myself, like, ‘What’s wrong with me? Maybe all the mean things people say about me are true. Why am I so disgusting?’ Hating my body,” the singer-rapper said in a video.
She continued, “Normally, I would have some positive thing to say to get me out of this, but I don’t, and that’s okay too. I think these are normal [thoughts]. They happen to everybody. They happen to the best of us. We are the best of us. I just have to know tomorrow, how I feel in here is gonna change. I can only hope it changes for the better. I know I’m beautiful, I just don’t feel it. And I know I’m gonna get through it.”
Watch Lizzo’s video for yourself, below:
Lizzo took to the platform the next day to say she “woke up feeling better.” She then included a video of herself absolutely serving in a pair of bra and underwear.
“Not 100% but I’m getting there,” she added. “Gave the parts of me I hated last night a rub & a hug ❤️ issss a new day.”
I relate to Lizzo’s posts on a deep level. Often internet body positivity is presented in a very, “Yaaas, girl,” two-dimensional format. But it runs deeper than that. Sometimes the fatphobic rhetoric that runs rampant in our culture gets to us—even those who practice radical self-love and body acceptance, like Lizzo. We’re only human, after all.
Lizzo has the right idea here. When these negative thoughts happen, it’s important to have compassion for yourself. Just know that you’re not alone in this battle.