Lizzo has “come to terms” with her battle with body dysmorphia.
The Good as Hell star, a vocal advocate of body positivity, often flaunts her curves with confidence and has no qualms about getting naked on social media.
However, she has now opened up about battling low self-esteem in her late teens and early twenties, with her turning point coming when she wrote ballad My Skin in 2015.
“I wrote My Skin when I was 26, so at that point I had already gotten to a place where I’m confronting myself and I’m happy with it,” Lizzo explained to Rolling Stone magazine, adding that the song reflected the years of work she put in to unlearn the notion that she should dislike her figure.
“I’ve come to terms with body dysmorphia and evolved,” she continued, referring to the mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance. “The body-positive movement is doing the same thing. We’re growing together, and it’s growing pains, but I’m just glad that I’m attached to something so organic and alive.”
The 31-year-old has been helping change the conversation about plus-size women, but she still faces criticism. In December, she received backlash for twerking at a Los Angeles Lakers game in a dress which exposed her thong and bottom.
And while the Truth Hurts singer is happy to be part of the body positivity movement, she wants to be celebrated for her music too.
“I’m so much more than that. Because I actually present that, I have a whole career,” she stated. “It’s not a trend.”
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