5 Empowering Songs To Help You Say “F*ck You” To Your Chronic Illness

Let’s just get straight to the music, a’right?

Seal- A Change is Gonna Come

Seal has always been a beast. I love “Love’s Divine” but this cover is so soulful. When I’m having a bad day I like to blast this like I have a whole Baptist show choir just chilling in my backseat.

Empowering lyrics: There been times that I thought/I couldn’t last for long/ But now I think I’m able to carry on/ It’s been a long, a long time coming/ But I know a change gonna come

Estelle (Empire) -Conquerer

Loved this when I saw it on Empire and so glad the radio version is getting some play lately. Really uplifting lyrics. I like to sing this after I swallow all my horse-pill vitamins without choking on them. BECAUSE I AM A CONQUERER.

Empowering lyrics: I’d rather stand tall/ Than live on my knees/’Cause I’m a conqueror/ And I won’t accept defeat

Big Sean – I Don’t Fuck With You

Yes, this was suggested by the whitest girl you know. But really, this song makes me laugh so hard when I think about it in the context of my disease. I don’t fuck with you, body! Why you gotta fuck with me???

I’ve also started quoting this song in my day-to-day life. R.J asking me if I want salt? I DON’T FUCK WITH YOU. Dog I don’t know coming up to play with Happy? I DON’T. FUCK WITH. YOU. Shoelaces untied. You get the picture.

Empowering lyrics: I got a million trillion things I’d rather fuckin’ do/Than to be fuckin’ with you also I don’t give a fuck, I don’t I don’t I don’t give a fuck.


John Mayer – War of My Life

You know how I feel about John.

Empowering lyrics: I’m not running/ And I’m not scared/ I am waiting and well prepared
Schmoyoho – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

If you haven’t seen this show, you have not felt great about your shitty life.

Empowering lyrics: Unbreakable/ They alive dammit!/ Females are strong as hell.
Hope you enjoy this playlist! Or don’t. Whatever.