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PopSyd: Lambert spreads her #bodylove

24 April 2014 By Sydney Adamson, Associate Art Director No Comments

Earlier this month, singer and activist Mary Lambert dedicated an entire week to spreading body love.

Most people just know of Lambert as the girl who sings the hook on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ song “Same Love,” but her repertoire is much more vast than just that one feature.

In fact, in 2013 Lambert penned a spoken word song called “Body Love.”

In the song, she talks about the trials and tribulations of being a woman in our society, specifically body image.

On April 15, Lambert kicked off something called The Body Love campaign.

Each day of the Body Love campaign was dedicated to expressing love for a different body part.

Lambert would post a picture of the body part on Instagram and then caption it with an explanation of its personal importance and what body image struggles she might have concerning it.

Lambert eased into the campaign by featuring her hair on Tuesday, April 15.

On Wednesday, Lambert expressed love for her arms and on Thursday her butt.

On day four Lambert posted about her eyes, day five her legs and on day six her stomach.

Finally, on day seven she talked about her bare face.

After sharing her thoughts and struggles each day, Mary urged fans to get involved by posting pictures of themselves and explain what they loved about that their bodies by using #bodylove and #lovemybody in their posts.

Lambert closed out the positive and encouraging campaign by launching her “Body Love (Medley)” video.

On her Facebook, Lambert wrote, “This video is an intimate portraiture of people of every shape, size, gender, color, and sexuality to show that we should all love our beautiful bodies and embrace our differences. Spread the love, y’all.”

I think it is incredibly important and refreshing that Lambert is using her platform as a singer/songwriter to shed a positive light on such a touchy topic.

As a college-aged woman, I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I have had and will continue to have body image and self-esteem issues.

So I find it very comforting to have someone like Lambert in the media to identify with.

The Body Love campaign had such a wonderful response from fans (as seen from the comments on her Instagram and Facebook posts) that I hope she makes this an annual event.

More than that , though, I hope everyone (me included) continues to love his or her body every single day, just as Lambert demonstrated in this campaign.

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