Lizzo Details Her Childhood Trauma in Emotional Post

The 'Truth Hurts' hitmaker bares her vulnerable side in an emotional story about her childhood after she clarified her 'I Quit' message amid body shaming and lawsuit.

AceShowbiz - In an open letter, Lizzo, born Melissa Viviane Jefferson, has shared her journey of embracing her emotions after years of suppressing them. As a child, she buried her feelings, excelling instead at deciphering and managing the emotions of others.

In a Tumblr post, Lizzo says her father's outbursts led her to develop strict rules: don't cry, stay neutral, and don't personalize. Even after her father's death, when she played the flute at his funeral, she attempted to follow these rules. However, a breakdown on the funeral home steps showed her the importance of breaking them at times.

Throughout her life, Lizzo carried the weight of her family's traumas and endured heartbreak and rejection. At times, she questioned the purpose of her suffering, contemplating death as a form of escape. However, music became her refuge.

Through her music, Lizzo who insisted she didn't quit music industry after suggesting early retirement began to chip away at her self-imposed rules. Despite her inner critic's protests, she fell in love and realized the transformative power of vulnerability. She embraced her feelings, acknowledging their messiness and inconvenience, but also recognizing their value.

Today amid constant criticisms and intense scrutiny, Lizzo cherishes her emotions as sources of life and purpose. She acknowledges that feelings are often illogical but also authentic and loyal. They have stood by her side when others have not and have shown her the power of breaking the rules for self-acceptance.

Lizzo's journey is a testament to the importance of embracing our true selves, even when it involves challenging societal norms and expectations. By sharing her story, she inspires others to break free from emotional suppression and embrace their own feelings with authenticity and vulnerability

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