Demi Lovato opens up about their journey to self-acceptance.
In their new podcast, 4D with Demi Lovato, the pop star emerged as non-binary in the episode’s introduction before plunging into a face-to-face conversation with Alok Vaid-Menon, a gender-nonconforming writer and performer.
“Over the past year and a half, I’ve done some healing and self-reflective work. And through this work, I’ve gotten the revelation that I identify as non-binary. With that said, I’ll officially change my pronouns to she/she,” he said. said Lovato, 28. “I think this best reflects the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and allows me to feel the most authentic and true to the person I both know that I am and am still discovering. ”
In their moving YouTube docuseries released earlier this year, Lovato shared poignant details about their terrifying drug overdose in 2018.
That experience, Lovato says, was a wake-up call.
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“I feel like the reason that happened was that I was ignoring my truth, and suppressing who I really am in order to please stylists or team members or this or that, or even fans who wanted me to be sexy, feminine. a pop star in the … leotard looking a certain way, you know? ”they said.
The singer said it would “mean the world” to them if others could “start identifying me as they/they.”
Acknowledging that they understand when fans use the wrong pronoun, Lovato said it most means to them that others “make the effort.”
“I think it’s important because I want to use these pronouns that feel good to me,” they said. “I also just don’t want people to be so afraid of screwing up that they don’t try to use them.”
In March, Lovato opened up to fans about being pansexual on an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
“I’m so fluid now, and part of the reason I’m so fluid is that I was super closed off,” they said. “I heard someone call the LGBTQIA + community the alphabet mafia. I’m part of the alphabet mafia and I’m proud.”