I think I watched Lizzo’s VMA performance about 20 times, and each time I remember thinking this woman is a goddess. She empowered me, her performance empowered me. It was as if she was speaking directly to me. She exclaims on the MIC dressed in a fucking bomb AF yellow shiny body suit ‘They don’t have to know your story to know that you are tired of the bullshit too. It so hard trying to love yourself in a world that doesn’t love you back. Am I right ?’ Hell yes, you ARE right Lizzo. She was amazing ! She owned that stage and made every woman watching her feel not only amazing, but understood. When she screamed ‘You deserve to feel good as HELL!’ I felt like I was listening to holy words. You deserve to feel good as HELL, because you are a woman. We live in a world that is constantly trying to define our experiences as women, how we dress, how we behave, how we view our bodies, our sexual and reproductive rights, our domestic lives, the way we conduct ourselves in relationships and in the work place, our thought processes and the boundaries of ‘appropriateness’ when it comes to what it means to be a woman in society. But Lizzo’s message is one that is beautiful. Love yourself. The world is a difficult place and life will take you through many rings of fire so sometimes all you have is yourself. Love you’re body, do not dance to societal boundaries of perfection. Do not closet your beauty or your power. Look at yourself in the mirror and appreciate your FINE SELF. Scream it until you feel it in every stretch mark and wrinkle. BABY HOW YOU FEELIN’ ? GOOD AS HELL !!!