Ellewım

Ellewım

What the World Needs Now Is More Lizzo

The rapper-singer on embracing her demons and prioritizing self-love.

12.9.2019

“I take self-love very seriously because when I was younger, I wanted to change everything about myself,” lizzo told ELLE. “I was told I wasn’t lovable by the media...by lack of representation.” ELLEWIM

The rapper-singer on embracing her demons and prioritizing self-love.

, her Atlantic Records debut EP, in 2016. All three were well-reviewed; Coconut Oil even climbed onto the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. But she wasn’t yet the worldwide sensation we know now. Cape, Moschino Couture. Dress, Baja East. Tiara, earrings, ring , all , Cartier. Slingbacks, Giuseppe Zanotti. Yvan Fabing Then came Cuz I Love You , a genre-defying album that could double as both the female-empowerment playlist for your next girls’ night out and the cathartic soundtrack to your next breakup. “My songs feel happy, but they come from a sad or frustrated place,” she says. “My songs are always the silver lining or the ‘somewhere over the rainbow’ moments.” That’s especially true of “Soulmate,” “Truth Hurts,” and “Crybaby,” all three of which she either wrote or recorded through tears. “Those songs are actual anecdotes, like real stories about real moments in time. ‘Pull this car over, babe’—that is something that happened to me. ‘New man on the Minnesota Vikings’—that happened to me. ‘Old me used to love a Gemini’—that happened!” Dress, Michael Kors Collection. Earrings, necklace, ring, all, Tiffany & Co. Sandals, Giuseppe Zanotti. Yvan Fabing Letting herself be that exposed and vulnerable wasn’t always easy. “I was the worst communicator, emotionally, when I was younger,” she explains. “I would stop talking to my family; I would stop talking to my friends. I would go deeper and deeper into that dark place, and the deeper I went, the harder it was to reach out of it.” It took her a lot of time and effort to change that, but now she prides herself on being vocal about how she feels. She even opened up about her mental well-being on Instagram back in June. “I’m depressed and there’s no one I can talk to because there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Life hurts,” she wrote. Her fans quickly flooded the comments with messages of love and support, thanking her for speaking up and letting her know she wasn’t alone. The next day, she returned: “I learned in the last 24 hours that being emotionally honest can save your life. Reaching out may be hard, but as soon as I did it, I was immediately covered in love.” Lizzo Takes Over Spotify's TGIF Playlist Reflecting on that a few weeks later, she says that learning how to communicate her feelings has been “revolutionary” in her life. “You realize that people truly care about you and they’ll help you, and they don’t mind helping you.” Now when she feels down, she tells someone (or a lot of someones). “Being in those places is inevitable for me; I’m going to end up there again,” she adds. “But the fact that I’m prepared now to go to those places—and I have a toolbox, and I know I can pull myself out—is really helpful to me in my mental health journey.” Bodysuit, Alexander Wang. Headpiece, Gucci. Earrings, De Beers. Yvan Fabing Also helpful: regular self-care, which goes hand in hand with her message of self-love. She’s become something of an icon for the latter, but as with her success as an artist, those feelings of confidence and empowerment are hard-earned. “I take self-love very seriously. And I take it seriously because when I was younger, I wanted to change everything about myself,” she says. “I didn’t love who I was. And the reason I didn’t love who I was is because I was told I wasn’t lovable by the media, by [people at] school, by not seeing myself in beauty ads, by not seeing myself in television...by lack of representation. My self-hatred got so bad that I was fantasizing about being other people. But you can’t live your life trying to be somebody else. What’s the point?” These days, Lizzo is happy to live life as herself. She’s busy touring and working on new music for 2020, but also trying to take time to enjoy her success so far. On the road, that means being present in each moment as it happens. So when she’s onstage and a crowd is chanting her name, for example, she can feel every syllable, every voice, coursing through her body. “I don’t need an encore chant after every song, even though they do that sometimes. But when it does happen, I open my arms to receive it, because it’s happening for a reason, and I’m so grateful for it.” Yvan Fabing Styled by Anna Trevelyan; hair by Shelby Swain for GHD; makeup by Alexx Mayo at the Only Agency; manicure by Joanna Newbold at Terri Manduca Agency; set design by Kei Yoshino at Bryant Artists; produced by Noir Productions. This article will appear in the October 2019 issue of ELLE, Read more: ELLE Magazine (US)

What the World Needs Now Is More Lizzo“I take self-love very seriously because when I was younger, I wanted to change everything about myself,” lizzo told ELLE. “I was told I wasn’t lovable by the media...by lack of representation.” ELLEWIM

In a fracturing world, central banks still stuck togetherThe last time major central banks shifted gears together, it was a cooperative m... Hmm I wonder why? They will all collapse together.

Why the Arab World Isn’t Outraged by Netanyahu’s West Bank VowThere has been a muted response in the Arab world to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-election promise to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank, a vow that would have once set off outrage They are all docile to the NWO. They've all be told, obey Nazi-yahu or be exterminated Muted?! You might want to look again! The entire Arab league is about to meet on it.

Opinion | The World 9/11 Took From UsIn Opinion Omer Aziz writes about the Sept. 11 attacks: '18 years later, I am still in mourning, and perhaps always will be, for the worlds that went up in smoke on that September day.' You need to name the people that were responsible for it. It was Islamic radicals. Muslims. Don't be such a coward to call them out. That doesn't mean all Muslims, but those people that killed 3000 18 yrs ago were Muslims! Seems New York Times has a new twist... it wasn't Islamic terrorists in their minds but rather AIRPLANES WITH THEIR OWN MINDS!! WAKEUPNEWYORKTIMES How about you publish something, from an actual victim (maybe one of the tens of thousands who lost a love one) instead of a muslim who is offended by extra scrutiny?

Toronto: Experience the World in One CityOne of the most diverse cities in the world, Toronto is a booming cultural metropolis. With scores of languages, foods, customs and celebrations, it’s no wonder this urban marvel draws visitors fro… Geox Toronto is amazing

9 Things I Wish the World Knew About My Students’ ADHDDuring ADHD Awareness Month, we asked ADDitude readers to share with us the (sometimes exhausting, sometimes inspiring) truths about attention deficit disorder that they most wish the neurotypical … There was no ADHD when I was at school in the 1940s and 1950s. Kids behaved and knew how to behave moms4FAPE



‘Tell Me About It, Stud,’ Says Pleather-Clad Elizabeth Warren On Debate Stage In Effort To Court Bad Boy Demographic

Boras to honor Kobe's wish, grant internship

Moderators Kick Off Debate By Asking Whether Bloomberg Ready To Get Shit Rocked Again

Elena Kagan Worried She’s A Fraud After Being Only Female Justice Not Called Out By Trump

Democratic Debate Live Updates: Candidates Clash

Michael Hertz — You’ve Surely Seen His Subway Map — Dies at 87

Amid Insults and Interruptions, Sanders Absorbs Burst of Attacks in Debate

Write Comment

Thank you for your comment.
Please try again later.

Latest News

News

12 September 2019, Thursday News

Previous news

Hong Kong exchange shares fall as political risks of $38 billion LSE approach weigh

Next news

Mixed messaging persists as House Democrats can't decide whether they're conducting an impeachment inquiry
Howard Stern, Show Listeners Call Staffer ‘Racist’ for Linking BTS and Coronavirus ‘Not Just an Italian Problem’: Coronavirus Threatens Europe’s Economy Anti-Muslim violence in India reaches alarming proportions Second Cruise Ship Blocked From Ports Over Coronavirus Fears In Mubarak’s Legacy, Egyptians See the Failings of the Arab Spring BREAKING: First French national dies from coronavirus Greta Thunberg Finally Met Role Model Malala Yousafzai, And They Took The Sweetest Pic Hank Azaria Says He Quit Voicing Apu on 'Simpsons' Because 'It Just Didn’t Feel Right' Flight attendant diagnosed with coronavirus might have serviced trips between Seoul and Los Angeles Coronavirus, Financial Markets, Emmanuel Macron: Your Wednesday Briefing Air Travelers Can’t See All of It, but More Tech Is Moving Them Along Opinion | I Love You (But Do You Love Mariah Carey?)
‘Tell Me About It, Stud,’ Says Pleather-Clad Elizabeth Warren On Debate Stage In Effort To Court Bad Boy Demographic Boras to honor Kobe's wish, grant internship Moderators Kick Off Debate By Asking Whether Bloomberg Ready To Get Shit Rocked Again Elena Kagan Worried She’s A Fraud After Being Only Female Justice Not Called Out By Trump Democratic Debate Live Updates: Candidates Clash Michael Hertz — You’ve Surely Seen His Subway Map — Dies at 87 Amid Insults and Interruptions, Sanders Absorbs Burst of Attacks in Debate Read Live Updates From The South Carolina Democratic Debate Democratic candidates facing off on stage in South Carolina: Live updates Highlights From the Democratic Debate in South Carolina Elizabeth Warren Challenges Michael Bloomberg on ‘Kill It’ Abortion Comment Tips For Being An Unarmed Black Teen