Lizzo sent a dress to an author who asked on TikTok for something to wear

I mentioned this on the last post about Lizzo but it’s such a sweet story I’m going to make it a full post. Afterall, it’s Thanksgiving and we deserve some good vibes going into the holiday weekend.

Last week, author Aurielle Marie (they/she) was selected to attend Out Magazine’s Out100 event for their debut book of poetry Gumbo Ya Ya. They were ecstatic. But she’d also hit a snag in that she couldn’t find any Red Carpet worthy dress for the occasion. So they made a TikTok appealing to Lizzo hoping it would go viral enough for Lizzo to see it and asked her if they might borrow her 2022 Emmy performance dress:

@auriellebewritin #greenscreenvideo #greenscreen 10 years of grinding, perfecting my craft, and betting on me, and Y’ALL THEY JUST TOLD ME IM ONE OF THE #OUT100 ♬ original sound – Aurielle Marie

In the video, Aurielle talks about being thrilled with her book’s success and very much wants to go to New York to celebrate it but not being able to find a dress is making her not want to go. They appeal to Lizzo because of Lizzo’s body positivity message and because they absolutely adore the dress Lizzo wore (so did I). As Aurielle said, the worst Lizzo could do if she even saw the video was say no.

But Lizzo didn’t say no. She packed up her beautiful gown and shipped it to Aurielle in Georgia where it seems to have fit her like a glove upon first zip. Video warning for language and tears because it’s really flipping lovely:

@auriellebewritin Replying to @noirediamonds i might’ve gotten a few tears on your dress @lizzo, my bad babe! Words dont suffice, and thank you isnt enough. But THANK YOU! I’m speechless. Y’all! A bitch is certified LIZZO SIZED!!!!!! And LOOK AT THIS GOWN! @Out Magazine here i come! #fyp #foryou #lizzo ♬ 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) – Lizzo

Aurielle went to New York, to the Out100 event. They looked beautiful and had an amazing time. The whole experience was overwhelming, as you might imagine. The book was released during the pandemic. They never expected it to be read, let alone win awards or make them a notable name in the LGBTQ community. They tweeted their emotions in this beautiful thread in which they discussed how “fat people are hyper-scrutinized, we’re made to feel small,” and clothing can act as an armor against that. So Lizzo giving them her armor made it all the more meaningful. I love this whole story.

Of course, every story needs an ending. Lizzo replied to Aurielle with a message to all of us:

Happy Thanksgiving my CBitches.

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  1. jo73c says:

    thank you.
    Beautiful story, beautiful people!
    I am crying like a baby.

  2. Amy T says:

    What a great thing to wake up to!!! Thanks, Hecate, Aurielle & Lizzie for making my day before I’m even out of my pajamas!

  3. CommentingBunny says:

    “Your wife is fine af!”
    “I’m aware.”

    The whole story is lovely and I adore their dynamic with their spouse!

  4. Lightpurple says:

    Such joy!

  5. PaperclipExtraordinaire says:

    Yeah…so… BAWLING like a baby here. Thank you for sharing this!!!

  6. manda says:

    that was really really nice. thank you for sharing!

  7. Julia K says:

    Being kind feels good. Such a nice story.

  8. Persephone says:

    I’m not crying, you’re crying…
    Seriously, this is so great!!! They look beautiful!!!

  9. YOKOOHNO says:

    I love this!!! And I just love Lizzo so much.

    Also, in case anyone here hasn’t watched Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls on Amazon it is AMAZING! I’m not usually a big reality show viewer, but it was so uplifting and fun to watch. I really recommend it

  10. Jess says:

    Love this story. Love Lizzo.

  11. Nicegirl says:

    All the tears 😭 💕

    🎸🥁🎹🎺🎻📯🎷 couldn’t find the dang flute emoji y’all smdh 🤦‍♀️ 😂 🎶 🎤 🔥 🔥 I adore Lizzo.

    GIRL 👧 YES 🙌 PLEASE she’s 💯 💗 🖖

    I will be thinking of you celebitches tomorrow w so much gratitude 🙏 amigas ok 🖖 💗 🍀 👯‍♀️ NGL 🌄 🌅

  12. AmelieOriginal says:

    Wow what a feel good story! How wonderful of Lizzo to send it to Aurielle, it must have made them feel like royalty! Love this so much.

  13. @poppedbubble says:

    I’m not crying. That’s just onions being cut for Thanksgiving stuffing.

  14. detritus says:

    Lizzo is good people. We need another generational Dolly P and Lizzo seems to be up there in the race

  15. Jen says:

    A truly beautiful story. I cry again every time it comes up.

  16. Janet says:

    Thank you for this story. So heartwarming.

  17. MangoAngelesque says:

    Lizzo seems like such a nice person. I wish she didn’t openly adore and support abusers like Chris Brown, it makes it hard to be a full-on fan.

  18. Emmy Rae says:

    “It’s easy to be kind” – well said, Lizzo

  19. lucy2 says:

    I love this! LOVE!
    Her video opening the box was so cute, her excitement palpable, and then I wanted to cry when she did. Lizzo is wonderful, and so right, it’s so easy to be kind.
    Plus bonus Amber Ruffin!!! I love her too.