Let Lizzo Make You Feel Better About Being The Only Non-Married Friend
I’ve reached the point in my life when I can’t log onto Facebook without news of a friend’s (or “friend's”) engagement being the first story to pop up on my feed. So, I stopped logging into Facebook. Just kidding.
You see, I was warned this day would come by those older than me—when weddings would co-opt my vacation time and drain my savings. I guess I just didn’t think it’d come so soon and that I’d be so single when it arrived. And yet, here I am, getting ready for my second round of being a bridesmaid never a bride. I’m happy for my friends—honestly, truly—but the inundation of diamond rings can be a lot for a single 20-something’s ego. Which is why we have Lizzo.
At the core of all of Lizzo’s songs is a message of self-love. Moisturize and respect yourself; be your own inspiration; remember that you can have it all without sacrificing. And there’s perhaps no stronger declaration of self-love than saying screw your antiquated patriarchal institution and marrying yourself, which is exactly what the singer does in her video for “Truth Hurts.”
She engages in typical wedding antics: walks down the aisle, pops Champagne, dances and takes drunken pics with her friends in a mock photo booth, all while singing “I put the sing in single/ Ain’t worried ‘bout a ring on my finger.” All my single ladies, we've found a new anthem. And next time a blinding princess-cut ring makes its way onto your screen, recite these words from Lizzo to yourself, “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that bitch,” double tap, and keep on scrolling.