Is it just me or has there been some really amazing body positive music coming out lately? Not just inspiring lyrics but videos that really showcase different body types? It’s bad-ass and it makes me so happy to live in a world that is embracing all types of bodies and body acceptance. It’s so re-affirming to see different bodies represented in the media.
I remember the first time I saw someone with my body type on tv as a teen, it’s sad that it sticks out isn’t it?
We still have a ways to go. I would love more emphasis on all body types being equally worthy and sexy but the fact that body inclusivity is part of the conversation is great. Hopefully, one day we can all look at each other, as women, and not see how we are “supposed” to be, but instead, see how we are and acknowledge it as beautiful in all of its varieties.
I wanted to share some of my favorite jams and I want you to share yours!
Colbie Caillat – Try
Stand Out Lyrics: Why, should you care, what they think of you? When you’re all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
India.Arie – Video
Stand Out Lyrics: My feet, my thighs, my lips, my eyes, I’m loving what I see.
Honorable Mention: I am Light by India.Arie
Mary Lambert – I Know Girls
Stand Out Lyrics: Our bodies deserve more than to be war-torn and collateral.
Freckles – Natasha Bedingfield
Stand Out Lyrics: Why waste a second not loving who you are? Those little imperfections make you beautiful, lovable, valuable.
Sara Bareilles – Brave
Stand Out Lyrics: Honestly, I wanna see you be brave with what you want to say.
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Stand Out Lyrics: Cause every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top.
John Legend – You & I (Nobody In The World)
Stand Out Lyrics: You fix your make up, just so, guess you don’t know, that you’re beautiful.
Firework – Katy Perry (Boyce Avenue cover; my favorite version)
Stand Out Lyrics: You don’t have to feel like a wasted space you’re original, cannot be replaced.
Third Eye – Florence and the Machine
Stand Out Lyrics: Hey, look up, don’t make a shadow of yourself always shutting out the light
Love Myself – Hailee Steinfeld
Stand Out Lyrics: Gonna love myself, no, I don’t need anybody else