Pop star Demi Lovato covers the November 2016 issue of Glamour magazine while rocking a little to no make up look. Demi has always been about self love and trying to be a good role model to women. She doesn’t do the whole celebrity clique thing and has no problem with speaking her mind.
In the issue, Demi opens about Taylor Swift not really doing what she promotes. She also talks about having Disney PTSD and her breakup with long time boyfriend Wilmer Valderamma.
- On how she feels different today than she did in 2010: “I feel healthy; I feel happy. Back then I felt an emptiness inside of me, and I reached for so many things — a person, a substance, a behavior — to fill that void. And now there’s not a void anymore. The void is filled by me taking care of myself . . . Getting sober was difficult. I went into rehab, I came out, and I didn’t stay sober. I still had issues occasionally. Now some days it’s difficult; some days it’s easy. But I like to focus on what I’m doing now, which is giving back.”
- On women embracing their sexuality: “I was judgmental of artists who were exploring their sexuality, and I thought, ‘Why are they doing that?’ They don’t have to. They’ve got a good voice . . . Now I realize these artists were embracing a part of life I should be OK singing about as well. There’s nothing wrong with a woman being proud of an element of her life that’s talked about in rap music all the time! We don’t have music that talks about sexuality from a female standpoint.”
- On the comments she made about Taylor Swift (“Don’t brand yourself a feminist if you don’t do the work”) and how she sees herself doing the work: “Just speaking out. I’m not afraid to talk about the fact that women get paid less than men in the United States and how unfair that is. Talking about it at all is doing the work. And I think every woman does her part in some way. But I think in certain situations, certain people could be doing more if they’re going to claim that as part of their brand. To be honest, and this will probably get me in trouble, I don’t see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body. It’s kind of this false image of what people should look like. And what they should be like, and it’s not real . . . It’s not realistic. And I think that having a song and a video about tearing Katy Perry down, that’s not women’s empowerment. We all do things that aren’t, but I have to ask myself, ‘Am I content with calling myself a feminist?’ Yes, because I speak out.”
- On how her Disney roots still affect her and Nick Jonas: “PTSD. [Laughs.] We used to work so much and so hard for very little that when our schedules get too busy, I immediately think about the past. It gives me anxiety, and it’s kinda like legit PTSD . . . You work so hard, and you don’t really reap the rewards, or I didn’t. But I was on such a platform that gave me the rest of my career — I couldn’t complain. [So now] whenever our schedules start to get busy, I start getting triggered because the things I used to do to cope were unhealthy. When I have a long day, I think, if [I went back to those things], I’d be able to get through it. But we now work with our manager, and we have amazing schedules.”