After frighteningly close brush with death, Demi Lovato has been using the year since the incident to work on mind and body. And she’s celebrating the latter in all its flawless beauty.
Taking to Instagram, the ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ singer shared the snap above – which she’s christened #CelluLIT.
Of her journey, she said:
“This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!! I’m just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited – and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me. This is what I got. I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards. So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day. It’s such a great feeling to be back in tv/film while not stressing myself with a strenuous workout schedule before 14 hour days, or depriving myself from a real birthday cake rather than opting for watermelon & whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet shit. Anyway, here’s me, RAW, REAL! And I love me. And you should love you too! Now back to the studio.. I’m working on an anthem.. 🙏🏼🙌🏼🤷🏻♀️ also. Just so everyone’s clear.. I’m not stoked on my appearance BUT I am appreciative of it and sometimes that’s the best I can do. I hope to inspire someone to appreciate their body today too. 💗 #nationalcelulliteday#celluLIT 🔥🔥🔥”
We’re loving the broader transformation in society that is starting to celebrate women (and men) in their natural form. Rather than hold them to the unfair (and oft unrealistic) beauty standards demanded of them in times of past.
Here’s hoping Demi’s narrative helps advance the discussion.