It’s impossible to scroll through social media (or open your eyes, really) today without receiving a reminder that Election Day is upon us. This morning, while most of the content urged everyone to get out and vote, some went above and beyond, offering a scroll-stopping statement worthy of note. Lizzo especially took her politically-minded musings to new heights, coupling a decidedly striking visual with an equally compelling caption.
“When I think of this country I don’t think of its laws I think of its people,” the star began before launching into an all-encompassing message of hope, beauty, and justice. Clad in a halved American flag jumpsuit—one side of her body hued in red, white, and blue flared and flowing hems, the other left artfully exposed, her hair flowing well past her waist—Lizzo echoed the sentiments of her October cover story (and her entire career), calling for the kind of self-love and respect that emanates as empathy.
Touching on protest, equality, and environmentalism, Lizzo’s summary of what makes the United States so deeply flawed, and what could, through our action, make it beautiful, served as an ode to what’s at stake—and what is possible. “I believe in so much, and if I believe it one day I can see it. It may not be tomorrow it may not be today, but it will be one day if we stay activated,” wrote Lizzo. “We the people, ALL the people, deserve it.” She ended her post with a simple appeal: “Today’s the last day to vote. Stay in line, stay determined and thank YOU for voting.”