Demi Lovato, who came out as non-binary earlier this year, believes they will explore their genre “forever” as the singer does not believe they have ever fully ended their gender “journey.”
Lovato said: “I definitely think it’s a forever ride. There may be a time when I identify as trans. I don’t know what this looks like to me. There may be a time when I identify as non-binary and gender non-conforming all my life.
“Or maybe there is a period of time where I get older that I identify as a woman, I don’t know what that looks like, but for me, right now, this is how I identify,” added Demi Lovato.
Demi Lovato continued, “And I have a feeling that it will never be one way or another again, but on my own, it’s about keeping it open and free and I’m a very fluid person, and that goes with how I express myself as well.”
Lovato also said that the pandemic, as well as her relationship with actor Max Ehrich, whom they dated in 2020, contributed to her decision to come out as non-binary, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
The singer added: “At first, going into March 2020, I started to identify myself as non-binary. And then I met someone and got into a direct relationship, and that was great, but that led me to ignore all the parts of myself that I didn’t think were digestible for my partner at the time, who ended up becoming my fiancé. .
“And I mean, in hindsight, the dissolution of that relationship was actually probably the best thing that ever happened to me, because of what it carried inside of me. I was able to stand on both feet without needing someone else to validate me or make me feel accepted.
Demi Lovato said that they said goodbye to everything that prevented them from being their “authentic self.”
“And when I said goodbye to that relationship, I also said goodbye to everything that kept me from being my most authentic self. And I really started to identify with close friends and family as non-binaries towards the end of last year. “
They added: “And yes, it was the dissolution of all things that had prevented me from identifying as the person I am today.”
Lovato said they are often “ashamed” of old photographs of themselves.
“What does make me shudder sometimes is when I see older images of myself looking super hyper-feminine, that maybe the fans turn into fan art, and they don’t mean anything by that, but it’s like, I look at that fan art and I think It’s not me, ”Lovato said during an appearance at the 19th Representatives Summit.
“I don’t know who that person is, because the person I am today with short hair and the person I have been publicly for the last year, I mean, that’s what I feel like,” they said.
Lovato added: “And it’s hard, I think when I see pictures or images of myself on a red carpet from when I was 17, 18 or whatever, even a couple of years ago. I feel like I’m not looking at myself, but I admit that that was part of my journey. “
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