My editor recently sent me to cover this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas. The talks, panelists, metaverse and NFT activations, and various interviews I conducted brought me sheer delight. But the most eye-opening of all was when the American singer, rapper, and songwriter Lizzo took the keynote stage. She was asked several questions from the moderator, and many of her responses were intriguing, and yet so refreshing. Here are the “5 Things” I learned.