7 Times Meghan Trainor Made Us All Feel Body Positive
After first rising to fame with her chart topping hit All About That Bass back in 2014, Megan Trainer has come to be known for the dominant themes present throughout many of her song lyrics, such as womenhood, empowerment and body image. Although some of her lyrics have sparked controversy, Megan has always stood by what she believes in and attempted to promote body positivity for all women. In honor of her birthday, we've come up with seven times Megan made us all feel body positive.
1. All About That Bass
Finally, a pop song we had all been waiting for, where curvier women felt empowered by their bodies rather than self-conscious of them. Megan sings: "I know you think you’re fat, but I’m here to tell you every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top."
2. When she acknowledged the negative influence that social media can have on women’s perceptions of their bodies.
Our favourite two quotes would have to be:
“I just think women should love themselves more than they do. Because I think - with all the social media stuff - we look at ourselves too much, and we just destroy ourselves when we’re way cooler than we know.”
"With social media, with Instagram and selfies and all these apps that are trying to make you look perfect... it's hard for girls to grow up nowadays with all that stuff."
3. When she encouraged us to feel confident in our own skin, no matter what size or shape we may be.
"Any body type is beautiful. It's all about loving what you got and rocking it."
4. When she wasn't afraid to speak out against questions she was being asked in the press about her weight.
"I had a reporter ask me how much I weigh. I said to him, 'You go first: How much do you weigh?' People always ask me what I eat. Other artists don't get asked these questions."
5. When she kept it real about comparing herself to other celebrities in the music industry.
"I'm definitely bigger than a Rihanna. Pop stars nowadays are all perfect Barbie-doll bodies, and they talk about how they keep their bodies up with hard work, so in my eyes, it's good to have a regular, average body type in the charts."
6. When she proudly became an ambassador for plus-size clothing brand 'Full Beauty Style' and encouraged women to #ownyourcurves
"All women should fully LOVE who they are and how they look."
7. When she was honest about her issues with self-esteem as a teenager.
"Growing up, I didn't get the talk of 'Make sure boys take you on a date and treat you right.' So I was the girl who wasn't dating and would just text. I dated these guys who didn't have jobs, and I would always be paying. At one point, I remember looking in the mirror and thinking, 'You're too pretty and cool to be treated like this."
After a massive 2015, we can't wait to see what 2016 has in store for Megan!
- Anastasia Lloyd