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Little Mix’s “Strip” Is Your New Body Positivity Anthem

“Take off all my makeup, cause I love what’s under it… ,”  How can you not feel like a queen after hearing that?

When Little Mix released their new album “LM5” I was more then ready to hear all their new music and fall in love with them all over again. With songs like “Touch” and “Black Magic” already under their belt, I knew I was in for a ride.

Once the album dropped, I heard  empowering songs like “Joan of Arc,” “Woman Like Me,” and “Wasabi” on repeat, but “Strip” has a special place in my heart.

The song talks about feeling the most confident in your own skin regardless of your shape, size, color, etc.

One part of the song I really loved was when Jesy Nelson sang:

“Up in the mirror like, “Ah, yeah” Lovin’ my figure like, “Ah, yeah” When I’m slim or I’m thick, I’m like, “Ah, yeah”

This was a big deal to me because she has been called “the fat one” of the group and she made a statement by saying I don’t care what you think of me, I love myself the same either way.

Not only are the lyrics powerful, but the video made a statement as well. Women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds made an appearance, from each of the girl’s family members to body-positive activists.

There was plenty of representation in this video but Little Mix also aired  their own insecurities by stripping down. The girls posed nude only covered by all the hateful comments that they have received over the years.  They took the negative comments and used them to show how you can take negativity about your flaws and use it to empower yourself.

Whether I’m just listening to the song or watching their music video, I instantly feel unstoppable. This is my new go-to whenever I’m getting ready, hanging out with my girls or just jamming out in the shower. I highly recommend giving it a listen.

Daria is an Arizona State University graduate with a degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School. She was the Chapter Leader of Her Campus at ASU from fall 2018 to spring 2021 and is excited to start the next chapter of her life.
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