Lizzo: lack of body positivity in media took toll on mental health

Lizzo: lack of body positivity in media took toll on mental health
 

The singer and rapper Lizzo has spoken of how she was affected by seeing negative and stereotypical images of plus-size bodies as a child.
“I would watch things on television and look at magazines and I would not see myself,” she said. “When you don’t see yourself, you think something is wrong with you.”
Lizzo, whose real name is Melissa Jefferson, said this lack of representation affected her mental health. “You want to look like those things and when you realise it’s a physical impossibility you start to think, ‘What the fuck is wrong with me?’,” she said. “I think that took a bigger toll... read more

 
8 November 2019 in Health, Views: 39
Source: Guardian
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