Lizzo covers the December 2019 issue of British Vogue magazine photographed by Kloss Films.
On global stardom coming at the right time for her: “I think if I was 21 right now, I would not be able to maintain this lifestyle without having major anxiety and panic attacks,” she says. “But thank God, my journey is all about self-care and finding that love for yourself and nurturing yourself. Because that’s what artists need more than anything.”
On failing to see women and girls who looked like her in the media while growing up has informed the empowering approach that inspires such reverence in Lizzo fans: “I would watch things on television and I would look at magazines and I would not see myself,” she says. “When you don’t see yourself, you start to think something’s wrong with you. Then you want to look like those things and when you realize it’s a physical impossibility, you start to think, ‘What the fuck is wrong with me?’ I think that took a greater toll on me, psychologically, growing up than what anyone could have said to me.”
[Photo Credit: Kloss Films/British Vogue Magazine]