And by strip I mean, strip ourselves of hateful thoughts and comments and practice self love!
As a little pick me up this cold winter weekend a British pop band called Little Mix, whom I love, decided to grace us all with an empowering album called LM5, featuring a very powerful cover for their song “Strip”. This song is the epitome of self love and not letting other people put you down or make you feel less worthy, less beautiful, less valued, etc. The picture they chose not only showcases issues anyone might face, it is also a testament to our rapid increase of social media and the media in general framing women a certain way, specifically women in pop culture.
And Little Mix clapped back like this
The best part is this album is filled with 18 girl power, fierce songs that touch on multiple issues we currently see in the world. For example, their song “Women’s World” was inspired by the #MeToo movement and addresses issues in the workplace like the gender pay gap and stereotypes that often follow women into fields of work. Some of the lyrics from the song are:
She’s overworked and underpaid
Just ’cause the way her body’s made
If you never been told how you gotta be
What you gotta wear, how you gotta speak
Only want the body and not the brains
Try living in a woman’s world
Their amazing ode to women does not stop there though!
Their song Joan of Arc is all about being a Feminist. As perfect as it is for this type of blog, so thank you for that Little Mix. And thank you for these lyrics.
I don’t need a man
If I’m loving you it’s ’cause I can
Fan of myself, I’m stanning myself
First of all, let’s discuss the ideals we constantly press onto women. We need to step away from this idea that women need men. I am not sure where this came from (I do but we do not have enough time to go into that can of worms) but there is this idea that a woman being single is the worst thing that could ever happen. I have been single for 2 years now and 19 years before that and I think I turned out okay without having a man by my side, maybe even better.
While there are plenty more songs to talk about in this album these are a few of my favorites that really touch on things that I either deal with myself or I see are prevalent still in the media.
Whether the girls of Little Mix are discussing body positivity, inequality, or stereotypes women face every day they are using their platform to speak to women across the world and let them know they are not alone.
If you want a good tear jerker or a female power song, check out their album on Spotify or any of their other songs because they are just AMAZING.
Thanks for reading!!