In last week’s Tuesday Tunes, we explored the musical magic of one Miss Lady Gaga. As I said then, he Super Bowl halftime performance was nothing short of incredible — from the stage to the dancing to all the incredibly powerful messages. But sadly, though, the lowly trolls had to come out of their hiding place and cause needless ruckus yet again. This time, the quips and barbs were directed at the singer’s body and weight (side note: can’t these trolls EVER come up with some more original zingers? I mean, what sad, sad people, right??), but Lady Gaga shuts down body-shamers on the regular, so she immediately went into Pro Fierce Mode and put them in their place…
I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too. No matter who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don’t need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you, and be relentlessly you. That’s the stuff of champions.
THAT’S how it’s done, isn’t it? She didn’t need to resort to throwing insults back at the trolls. And you can tell that she certainly didn’t feel the need to overly defend herself, which I find so darn refreshing. This is a woman who seems truly happy in her own skin and this is why so many young women look up to her as a role model. Plus, she hasn’t been shy about sharing her own body struggles over the years, so seeing her in a place of contentment is truly something to celebrate!
We are so often the first to criticize, insult, ridicule and just generally talk down to ourselves, especially about how we look on the outside. It’s so easy that it’s become something of a knee-jerk reaction. And I’ll be the first to admit that it can be a VERY hard habit to break. It becomes something that gets ingrained in our psyche, planting its roots deep in our brains until we mistakenly start to think those false lies it tells us are true. Sometimes, we can’t even distinguish them from our own voice, you know? I’m so thankful that celebrities like Lady Gaga are here to share their story and let us all know that we’re not alone!
What are some lies you tell yourself, friends? How do you stop yourself from believing them at the end of the day? Any tips or tricks you’d like to share with us? We could all use a little pick-me-up today, don’t you think? #BeBraveBeYou… xoxo