“Who you love shouldn’t describe who you are ... and who you love is YOUR CHOICE”
Lauren Michelle Jauregui is an American singer who gained recognition as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony.
Lauren is one of the few artists who used her voice for spreading positivity from the moment she acquired a platform. Being a woman, bisexual and one of colour she’s been actively expressive of the worries associated around the matter and more with heavy intersectional focus.
She has often been scrutinised for falling under the radar of white privilege despite being a woman of colour. However, she along with Halsey were quick to recognise their privileges and have proven to rise above it by passionately working towards creating an open space for healing the wrongs.
She often uses social media to encourage her followers to get involved in whatever happens around them and targets American acts of debasements. With similar tactics like those of Troye Sivan, her approach is universal and is also heavily reflected in her music. Her recent collaboration with Halsey on the song ‘strangers’ narrates an unrequited love strong between a same-sex couple and her music in general is starting to divulge deep into the LGBT+ grounds and she used the aforementioned song as a conscious decision to create a piece of art that focuses on a female-oriented homosexual relationship to make up for the depleted representation in mainstream music industry of the same. Responsibly yet creatively, Lauren and Halsey have released a work of art which stems from their passions for bridging the various gaps created by various privilege in variant capacities. Her fight for lgbtqia + rights is multidirectional and she uses the opportunity of being able to reach out to millions quite effectively.
Besides her direct affiliation with the said oppression she preaches outside of what just concerns her. From shutting down the DACA repeal to calling out white supremacists to promoting body positivity, to fighting for immigrant rights,the singer remains unafraid to speak her mind. (Contd in the comments.) #reformthenorm