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Congratulations to Lizzo, who is the first plus-sized black woman to grace the Vogue cover. Lizzo posted the cover to her Instagram with a caption that read: “I am the first big Black woman on the cover of Vogue Magazine. 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.” Between the pages of the fashion magazine, Lizzo talks about current social issues, the upcoming election, her veganism, and what it’s like being a black woman in the music industry.  If you could be the “first” at something, what would it be?

 

Lizzo on Hope, Justice, and the Election

IN OUR NEW WORLD, where travel is no longer advisable and social distancing mandatory, it has been a bit hard to connect with Lizzo. She has been on vocal rest in her home in Los Angeles, while I'm mostly isolated in my house on the East Coast.