Priscilla Block Opens Up About Body Image Struggles and Brave New Revelation

“One thing I know is there is so much in life that we can’t control, but what we can control is what we allow into our mind, body and soul,” Block declares.

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Lauren Jo Black

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March 20, 2024

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Priscilla Block shared a candid message with fans, opening up about her struggles with body image and self-worth as well as her newfound outlook on life after having an “awakening” while visiting New Zealand.  

Priscilla Block Shares Honest Message On Social Media

Reflecting on the years she spent feeling insecure about her body, she recalled the many occasions she avoided social events like spring breaks and pool parties due to her discomfort in wearing a bathing suit. Even during her favorite season, summer, she found herself grappling with these insecurities.

“You know what’s crazy… the amount of YEARS I’ve wasted in my life, legit hating my body. Honestly, it started before I can even remember. I said no to so many things if it meant me having to wear a bathing suit,” she wrote. “Spring breaks, pool parties, boat days… most of summer, which is my favorite time of year. It’s still something that I struggle with.” 

The chart-topping singer admitted to having a “spiritual awakening” while traveling to New Zealand for a recent run of shows and found herself amid a shift in perspective. The North Carolina native says from now on, she’s going to start saying “no to things that hurt my heart.” 

“Whether it’s the voice in my head saying I’m not good enough, pretty enough, skinny enough. Whether it’s being around someone who’s constantly negative. Whether it’s mindlessly scrolling the internet- comparing my life to anyone else’s. Whether it’s eating food that makes me feel like garbage. Whether it’s having to filter myself to make other people around feel more comfortable,” she declared. 

“The Answer Is No”

“The list goes on and the answer is no. No, we are not doing that today and more so- we are not wasting any more time on this earth feeding into those things. One thing I know is there is so much in life that we can’t control, but what we can control is what we allow into our mind, body and soul.”

Priscilla Block; Photo by Britton Webb
Priscilla Block; Photo by Britton Webb

With a newfound determination, Block has decided to love herself more and promised to focus on taking care of her mind, body, and emotions moving forward. 

Fans Praised Her New Way Of Thinking

The singer/songwriter’s words quickly resonated with fans, who took to the comments section of her post to praise her for being so raw and real with them.   

“I love you 🥹😭 thank you being an inspiration to so many ❤,” wrote one user. 

Another added, “This is what everyone needs to see. Say no to the negative. It’s hard to research your mind, but it’s a freeing happiness!”

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Honest Songwriting

Whether it’s Instagram posts like this one or through her music, Block has found a genuine way to connect with her fans with her unfiltered thoughts and lyrics. Her latest release, “Good On You,” is no exception as she details the complex feelings of trying to move on from an ex who was never compatible with her. 

“I haven’t been this pumped for a song in a while and it seems the fans feel like that too. I posted a clip of this online about a month ago, and people went crazy for it,” says Block, who co-wrote the song with Jessie Jo Dillon, Laura Veltz, and David Garcia.

Fans can hear “Good On You” and more of Priscilla Block’s hits on her headlining Hey Jack Tour 2024, which runs through May.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.