It was another snowy weekend in Washington, D.C. and I’m wishing I could hide my head in the blankets and spend Monday morning in bed with my cat. In fact, many in the United States will have that option, given that it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Even though my clients aren’t working, I still need to get up, walk the 20 feet to my work-from-home desk, and make something happen. So, I’m putting on my favorite blazer and my leopard print flats while I dance to the funky disco beats in Sigrid’s Mirror. Sturdy Women, do yourself a favor and add this to your “getting ready for the day” morning playlist. Don’t have one? Now you do, starting with Mirror.
Sigrid is a soon-to-be-super-famous Norwegian music goddess, who also looks and acts like your best friend who grew up next door. The video for Mirror consists of her dressing up in wild outfits and dancing with herself, culminating in an epic dance off (you guessed it) in a mirror. Completely goofy and playful, Sigrid is so confident in her solo dance party you can’t help but be infected. I dance to Mirror in the kitchen while I make my morning coffee, take my evening walk, or anytime I need to lift my spirits, which can be often. Body shame is endemic in Western culture and it takes a serious mental and emotional toll on women with lipedema. In Mirror Sigrid helps remind us that we don’t have to let other people’s shame into our houses or let it stick to our gorgeous bodies. Karate chop it away in a move straight out of Sigrid’s dance arsenal and get on with your fabulous life.
“I love who I see looking at me in the mirror.
Nothing compares to the feeling right there in the mirror.”Sigrid, “Mirror”
What outfit makes you love who you see looking at you in the mirror? Put it on and do your best version of Sigrid’s dancing. Monday blues won’t be able to touch you! Sign up below to receive future Monday Music posts right in your inbox.