Lizzo just shared an unedited naked selfie to ‘change the conversation about beauty standards'

Korin Miller
·3-min read
Photo credit: Lizzo / Instagram
Photo credit: Lizzo / Instagram

Lizzo has long been a voice for body positivity, and now she’s here with something new: an unedited naked selfie.

In the photo, which she posted to Instagram, Lizzo is completely nude and sitting in a chair. Her hair — with a new fringe — is artfully arranged to cover her breasts, and she’s holding a coffee cup.

"Welcome to Taurus season," Lizzo wrote in the caption. "To celebrate I wanna give y’all this unedited selfie. Now normally I would fix my belly and smooth my skin, but baby I wanted to show u how I do it au natural." Lizzo also shared that she posted the picture to celebrate the Dove Self Esteem Project to help "change the conversation about beauty standards".

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Lizzo has been a body-positivity inspiration for ages, with plenty of social media posts to prove it. In March, she shared a TikTok on why videos about fat girls who are active and eat well matter. "These videos are important to show every single body is different and how each one functions is different," she said. "What really bothers me are the fake doctors in the comments saying, 'oh you have this or you might have this condition'. No! What if I'm just fat? What if this is just my body? Bodies are not all designed to be slim with a six pack."

Lizzo also referenced her love of "nature’s cereal," aka fruit and coconut water. "You know what I mean? I know I'm eating pomegranates and coconut water. It's my favourite, shut up," she said. She ended on this very Lizzo note: "If you're feeling down on yourself today, just remember that your body is your body. Nobody got yo body, so enjoy that b****."

The singer also dropped a TikTok workout video in June, showcasing the fact that — yep — she exercises. "If you’re not a fat shamer... keep scrolling... Ok, now that all the fat shamers are here..." she wrote in the caption. In the video itself, Lizzo can be see doing myriad different workouts. There’s Lizzo jumping rope, Lizzo cycling, and Lizzo crushing weights.

"Hey. So I've been working out consistently for the last five years, and it may come as a surprise for some of y'all, but I'm not working out to have your ideal body type. I’m working out to have my ideal body type," she says in the video. "And you know what type that is? None of your f*cking business. Because I am beautiful, I am strong, I do my job, and I stay on my job."

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