But as we all know, the message Lizzo preaches of self-care, championed by Audre Lorde, is not just about relaxing and indulging in the finer things in life. In the words of Ms. Lorde, "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." In the words of Ms. Lizzo, "We are no longer dealing with f*ck boys. No f*ck boys, no f*ck girls, no f*ck thems, no f*ck theys. We are done with the f*ckery."
Lizzo went on to include that if she did not cover your identity, then, "Bitch, do you! Do your thing and run the whole damn world."
A great example of how artists can include gender-inclusive language in any topic or conversation with their fans, Lizzo kept it up the whole night as she transitioned into her song "Like a Girl". Finishing the song a cappella she sang a modified version of the hook with the crowd, "If you feel like a girl then you real like a girl. If you feel like a boy then you real like a boy. Do your thing, run the whole damn world" .