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Lizzo Tells Her Fans She is “The First Big Black Woman” on the Cover of Vogue Read More: Lizzo Tells Her Fans She is “The First Big Black Woman”

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Lizzo is telling fans that she is proud to be what she calls “the first big Black woman” to be on the cover of Vogue. The artist is the face of the magazine’s October issue with the cover line: Lizzo On Hope, Justice, and Election 2020. Lizzo, a Grammy Winning Double-Platinum artist who reached superstardom in 2019, is often outspoken on her social feed about her inclusive approach to life and she has posted in the past about issues related to body positivity, eating vegan and not letting others define her. Yesterday she was at it again, touting the accomplishment of her Vogue cover as a proud moment: “I am the first big black woman on the cover of @voguemagazine. The first black anything feels overdue. But our time has come. To all my black girls, if someone like you hasn’t done it yet— BE THE FIRST.”

Lizzo Shares a Powerful Message in the Vogue Issue

In the issue, Lizzo says: “I think it’s lazy for me to just say I’m body-positive at this point. It’s easy. I would like…



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