Demi Lovato says she’s ‘been through a lot’ in first interview in over a year

In her first interview in more than a year, Demi Lovato opened up at the 2019 Teen Vogue Summit about strength, body acceptance, and being her most authentic self.


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“What I see in the mirror [is] someone that’s overcome a lot. I’ve been through a lot and I genuinely see a fighter,” she told Teen Vogue editor in chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner. “I don’t see a championship winner, but I see a fighter and someone who is going to continue to fight no matter what is thrown in their way.”

Demi revealed she has worked to accept herself and her body even when she doesn’t feel that great about what she sees.

“We hear the term ‘body positivity’ all the time. To be honest, I don’t always feel positive about my body. Sometimes I do not like what I see,” she said. “I don’t sit there and dwell on it. I also don’t lie to myself.”

Instead, Lovato reminds herself to be grateful for her strength.

“I don’t have to lie to myself and tell myself I have an amazing body. All I have to say is, ‘I’m healthy.’ In that statement, I express gratitude,” she explained. “I am grateful for my strength and things I can do with my body. I am saying I’m healthy and I accept the way my body is today without changing anything.”

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