useyourmelody

"It’s not always easy to feel perfectly proud and comfortable of the skin we are living in. We have days where our skin is bad, our hair isn’t right, we feel fat, and we can’t find an outfit to make it work. Every single person feels this way from time to time. It takes courage to love yourself just as you are.. Discover how refreshing it is to not criticize yourself. Instead of criticizing your body parts, remind yourself how lucky you are to have them”

"It’s not always easy to feel perfectly proud and comfortable of the skin we are living in. We have days where our skin is bad, our hair isn’t right, we feel fat, and we can’t find an outfit to make it work. Every single person feels this way from time to time. It takes courage to love yourself just as you are.. Discover how refreshing it is to not criticize yourself. Instead of criticizing your body parts, remind yourself how lucky you are to have them”

vexils

Our secrets can be so toxic and we don’t even realize it. I had to learn that keeping things inside me was part of why I wanted to use alcohol and drugs in the first place - to hide from myself. When I started opening up, I started to heal. By talking to someone and expressing how I feel, I’m able to relieve the power of the emotion that’s been weighing me down.”

dlovato-news
All I’m saying is, artists in pop culture have influence on people.. Some of which are people who aren’t capable of understanding the art that is that is expressed by their idols. Young people who are struggling to figure out their identities are seriously influenced by the things they see their idols do. Whether we intend to or not, artists influence people of ALL ages and unfortunately what people see, people do. Hair, clothes and sometimes misinterpreting things, therefore using the excuse of art to engage in self-destructive behaviors. I’ve been through a shit ton.. More than any of you know, and I sympathize for everyone’s struggle. But people emulate what they see celebrities do or let happen. And that’s why I had to say something.. to let the people who don’t understand the art in it, that bulimia isn’t cool, and it won’t get you on stage with your favorite artist. I can’t NOT say anything because I stand up for what I believe in and speak out about mental illnesses. You’re right, nobody asked my opinion but pop culture is a huge part in leading our generation, we have to continue to strive to change the world. No hate, no shade, just love.
Demi Lovato (via Twitter)