In a recent interview with “Fitness” magazine, Demi Lovato talks about who inspires her. She also gives advice to other women who struggle with their body image.
The 22 year-old actress/singer has battled bulimia, self-harm and addiction which forced her to check into rehab. In 2011 she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Here’s what she had to say about her diagnosis
I had two choices: I could pretend it never happened, or I could tell people the truth. I was tired of hiding and relieved to know what was wrong with me so I could finally do something to get better.
During the interview Demi was asked who inspires her, here’s her current life motto:
‘If Beyoncé can do it, I can do it.’ If she can work out, have the incredible body she has, have a kid, and be as successful as she is, then I sure can, too. I’m also really inspired by other women in the spotlight right now who are embracing their curves. Say what you will about the Kardashians, but they’ve really helped make curvy bodies beautiful again. It’s so nice to look around and see women with hips and a butt, like Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez. They have great figures, but you know they also work really hard for them and don’t try to hide their curviness.
When asked what advice she would you give other women struggling with body image, here’s what she had to say
We all have problem areas. I’m always going to have thick thighs. I can’t change that, and obsessing over it will only make me miserable. Learning to be grateful for our bodies and taking care of them are the best ways for us to empower ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually.
We are so happy that Demi has become such a strong/confident woman who inspires us all everyday! Thank you Demi!