2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards - Arrivals

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Riding high off of her recent performance at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, singer Lizzo shared a moment of despair with her followers, revealing that she was suffering from depression.

“I’m depressed and there’s no one I can talk to because there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Life hurts,” the Cuz I Love You, singer wrote on her Instagram story, later sharing it to her feed.

“I self-love so hard because everything feels like rejection… it feel like the whole world be ghostin me sometimes. Sad af today. But this too shall pass. S/O all the messages of love. Thank you,” she wrote in her caption.

Many people came to comfort the singer on social media, sharing that her talent and her bright, enigmatic personality helps them to carry on.

Hours after her post, Lizzo faced the camera and shared that she acknowledges the waves of life as a process, and will try her hardest to remain optimistic in the face of her storms. She also shared the importance of being able to identify her personal triggers.

“I learned in the last 24hrs that being emotionally honest can save your life. Reaching out may be hard but as soon as I did it, I was immediately covered in love,” she said. “I used to think of sadness as a constant with fleeting moments of joy in between… but it’s a wave 🌊joy🌊sadness🌊joy🌊sadness🌊 and my sadness can be as temporary as my joy. I went on live to have a discussion about triggers. My triggers are: rejection and inadequacy. But I love that I’m more emotionally honest lately. I love that I can use my sadness constructively in real time for gratitude. What triggers your sadness? What do you do when those buttons are pushed? What do you love about yourself in those moments of darkness?”

While Lizzo has definitely shared her journey of self-love and acceptance, life can be emotionally taxing living in a plus-size Black body with a large platform such as hers. It’s also important  to remember that people are nuanced and it is possible to experience extreme lows with definitive highs.

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