by

August 12, 2022

 

Misunderstood from the Hood

This is my body.
I got the strength
Strength from my mother
That came from my mother 
That came from the struggle
This is my body
I got the strength
Strength from working out
Strength from `meditation
That came from the struggle
This is my body.
I got the strength
Strong as a lion
All I hear is lying
That came from the struggle
This is my body
I got the strength
Strength that smells like a gain
Gains can turn into pain
That came from the struggle
This is my body
I got the strength
Strength of a black girl from the hood
Strength of a black girl misunderstood
That came from the struggle


Body positivity

People told me that I shouldn’t show my skin 
or that I’m not perfect enough 
or fit enough to be able to have self confidence 
with revealing my skin. 

Only women who are skinny 
are the perfect size to be able to reveal their skin. 

I am Lizzo 
I am Lizzo 
I love my body 
I’m glad what god has given me

I am perfect in my own way. 
I should be able to have self confidence, 
I should be able to reveal my skin if I want . 
who are you to tell me how I should be. 

Everybody should be able to have self confidence ,
and  everyone's body is beautiful, 
nothing can change that. 
Why should plus size womens need to cover up? 

I want my audience and both genders
 to have self confidence the more 
we are confident we are most 
likely to become stronger. 

woman in black bikini standing beside red wall

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