Is it just me or has there been some really amazing body positive music coming out lately? Not just inspiring lyrics but videos that really showcase different body types? It’s bad-ass and it makes me so happy to live in a world that is embracing all types of bodies and body acceptance. It’s so re-affirming to see different bodies represented in the media. I remember the first time I saw someone with my body type on tv as a teen, it’s sad that it sticks out isn’t it?

We still have a ways to go. I would love more emphasis on all body types being equally worthy and sexy but the fact that body inclusivity is part of the conversation is great. I hope for the day that we can all look at each other, as women, and not see how we are “supposed” to be, but instead, see how we are and acknowledge it as beautiful in all of its varieties.

I wanted to share some of my favorite jams and I want you to share yours!


Colbie Caillat – Try

Stand Out Lyrics: Why, should you care, what they think of you? When you’re all alone, by yourself, do you like you?


India.Arie – Video

Stand Out Lyrics: My feet, my thighs, my lips, my eyes, I’m loving what I see.


Mary Lambert – I Know Girls

Stand Out Lyrics: Our bodies deserve more than to be war-torn and collateral.


Freckles – Natasha Bedingfield

Stand Out Lyrics: Why waste a second not loving who you are? Those little imperfections make you beautiful, lovable, valuable.


Sara Bareilles – Brave

Stand Out Lyrics:  Honestly I wanna see you be brave with what you want to say.


Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass

Stand Out Lyrics: Cause every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top.


John Legend – You & I (Nobody In The World)

Stand Out Lyrics:  You fix your make up, just so, guess you don’t know, that you’re beautiful.

Firework – Katy Perry (Boyce Avenue cover; my favorite version)

Stand Out Lyrics: You don’t have to feel like a wasted space you’re original, cannot be replaced.

Which is your favorite? Do you have any to add?

Music to love your body
  • W. Lotus

    My favorite is "Q.U.E.E.N." followed closely by "Electric Lady", by Janelle Monáe. Notable lyrics in Q.U.E.E.N. are, "Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am. Electric Lady says, "You've got the look the gods agreed they want to see."

  • Eve

    I'm so glad you added All About That Bass! I love that song right now!

  • Eve

    LOVE that song and Janelle Monae!

  • Whissabelle Jenkins

    great picks!!! especially Boyce Avenue, im such a huge fan <3

  • Thank you for the introduction to a lot of songs and awesome artists…this will keep me jammin' for a while…

  • Riitta Bislimi

    here one strong Soul Classic from Nina Simone "I'nt got No; I got Life":