Aurielle Marie is one of the honorees in this year’s Out100 for her accomplishments in the literary and publishing fields.
To attend the official Out100 party, Marie took to social media and asked none other than Grammy-winning popstar Lizzo to borrow a dress that they could wear for the celebration. But it was a “cold call,” of course, because what were the chances that Lizzo would see this request and would send out such a dress to someone she didn’t yet know on a personal level?
Well… it worked! This week, Marie received a package at their house containing the dress that she wanted to borrow from Lizzo. The writer documented the entire process in a TikTok video that has now gone viral on various social networks.
Marie wrote in the caption:
“I might’ve gotten a few tears on your dress Lizzo, my bad babe! Words don’t suffice, and thank you isn’t enough. But THANK YOU! I’m speechless. Y’all! A b*tch is certified LIZZO SIZED!!!!!! And LOOK AT THIS GOWN! Out Magazine here I come!”
As a poet and essayist, Marie said in their Out100 profile that they “couldn’t imagine some words on a thin page doing as much liberatory work as our protesting or grassroots organizing.” Now, Marie is one of the most important LGBTQ+ voices in the literary world.
Not only will Marie have a great night at the Out100 party for being one of the honorees, but she now also has an incredible story behind the dress that they’re wearing for the event.
Lizzo is the best – and we’re so excited for Marie to have the night of her life!