lizzo, What's Underneath
The Truth About Self-Acceptance

We asked the rapper Lizzo to be a part of the What's Underneath Project because she shows that self-acceptance isn’t about having it all figured out, but it’s about having the guts to admit that you (like everybody else) are a continual work in progress. I (Lily) relate to Lizzo's feeling of being overly self-conscious due to not being tinier than dudes nor reinforcing society’s notion that to be feminine is to be smaller than men. Most moving for us, though, was how hard and heroic it was for Lizzo to take off her self-described “Waka Flocka Flame” weave, which was the last thing she removed in her episode. We love how Lizzo shows how those that inspire us can be the same ones who conflict us:  “The idea of beautiful hair is completely warped. Beyonce’s my girl, but she’s a part of it.  When she wears that silky blond wig, I want to look like that. But it’s just marketing -- there’s no such thing as ‘good hair.’”

xo,
Elisa + Lily

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Lizzo's video was edited by Andrea Cruz
The What's Underneath Project is produced by Elisa, Lily, & Mona

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