I was asked about 2019 as a breakout year for BoPo… and I had to send Lizzo all my love and respect.
Elizabeth’ Wellington’s Philadelphia Inquirer column, 2019 was the year of Body Positivity. Thanks, Lizzo, dives into why we still struggle to see Lizzo and people who look like her in power… and why we need to get used to it… and go further!
“When you have a higher-weight female who is everywhere and is a smashing success like Lizzo, it definitely has an effect,” said Rebecca Scritchfield, a Washington-based registered dietitian and nutritionist and author of Body Kindness. “She achieved success, enviable success, despite her body. So her size becomes a part of the conversation because we aren’t used to it.”