Demi Lovato has gone through a lot in life: she checked into rehab at age 18 for depression, self-harm, and eating disorder, and has dealt with drugs at a young age. After multiple treatments and therapies in the past, the 24-year-old is now in her best zone. She still struggles with things, still falls down at times, but unlike other known faces she doesn’t put a plastic face. She’s candid, she’s real. And she’s spreading the messages of love, equality, self-love, and mental illness through her music, social media posts and charity works.
This time Demi won our hearts again. She took to Instagram to share a valuable and, at times, the most important advice to her 56.4 million followers.
You don’t need a thigh gap to be beautiful. It all lies in your heart. And to prove that she gave her own example. Lovato is curvy, has thighs, and is often bashed for her weight, but hey, she’s beautiful. Better than those body-showing stick-thin models out there.
Lovato then shared another message: Freckles are beautiful. Love them.
A lot of people with freckles go through self-consciousness, and feel ugly because of them. They try to hide them with makeup. Some buy freckle reducing creams and products, or even seek the help of doctors. And some celebrities (okay, many) give an impression of that perfect spotless dewy skin on the cover of magazines, in their Instagram photos, and even on the streets. Are they real? Hundred percent no. It’s motivating to see a young successful woman like Demi whose career is defined by how many people come to watch her shows expose her freckles to the world and still own it.
It’s good to see there are real inspiring people out there who don’t just sing about boys and keep their mouth zipped when it comes to social and political causes. Demi, You are beautiful, even with your curves and freckles. You own the world, girl. And so do you all. Own your (what society calls them) flaws, make them your power, and spread love. Xoxo