Tag: Body image

Lizzo Wants to Redefine the Body-Positivity Movement

“I think it’s lazy for me to just say I’m body positive at this point,” Lizzo tells Vogue. “It’s easy. I would like to be body-normative. I want to normalize my body.” By Calvin Van Paris When it comes to shifts in the collective consciousness, change to the language is often a strong starting point. For October Vogue cover star Lizzo, “body positivity” is a…

The Freedom and Joy of Plus-Size Acceptance

Being plus-size tells you a lot about other people’s assumptions. Often we become screens to project onto, an empty canvas to paint upon. As an overweight person, I’ve frequently encountered jarringly presumptive questions, offered up unprompted, by loved ones and strangers alike. When did you start eating your feelings? You know, you’re eating yourself to an early grave. Aren’t you worried…