Demi Lovato Talks Empowering Women, #PeriodProblems and More!
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.