Demi Lovato, proud supporter of the #BUILTBYGIRLS movement, reinforced her commitment to fostering girl power by becoming the face of The Radiant Collection from Tampax and Always. The inspirational singer explained that she felt it was the perfect fit for her brand because the product "[empowers] females of all ages to stay fearless and wear what they want anytime of the month." She added: "I want to encourage young women to feel confident and love what they see when they look in the mirror, no matter what."
Recently, we caught up with Demi in L.A. at an event celebrating the partnership. She dished on the importance of self-confidence, being a pillar of strength for her younger sister, #PeriodProblems and more!
C: You're such a strong, inspirational female. Where do you draw your confidence from?
DL: I'm very secure in who I am as a person and what I believe in. I get my confidence from knowing that people around me – fans or not – accept me for who I am and I'm loved. That's all I need to feel confident.
C: How do you instill confidence in your 13-year-old sister, Madison?
DL: With her, I make sure that we talk about things. Everybody has body image issues. Also, just coming into your own just as a 13-year-old is difficult, so I'm there for her as much as possible. Confidence all starts within so when you're doing work on yourself, that's what's really enforces your confidence.
C: If you could go back and tell your teenage self anything, what would it be?
DL: That who I am is beautiful and worthy enough.
C: What's "that time of the month " like for you? How do you handle it?
DL: I think the hardest part about being "on the rag" is having that shift in your body, not only hormonally, but also body image-wise. You just feel like maybe sometimes you gain a few pounds – or at least I do. I think that's the toughest part for me. But it helps me to just remind myself that's it going to pass, accepting it and moving on. If it's what I have to deal with in order to have beautiful children one day, it's fine.
C: Fitness is a big part of your life. Do you keep up with it even while on your period?
DL: Yes. Working out is very important for me to stay healthy , not just physically but mentally. It also helps me feel good. I just try to stay on track with that even though I get really tired or my stomach's hurting.