“My career no longer matters to me as much as it is living my truth”
Demi Lovato has said she fears her career will suffer if she doesn’t conform to the “super sexy hyper-feminine pop star” look.
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The singer was speaking on her podcast with Patricio Manuel, the first transgender boxer to fight professionally in America. 4D With Demi Lovato.
“I was so scared at the time about what my career would look like if I weren’t that super sexy hyper-feminine pop star,” he said. “My career no longer matters to me as much as it is living my truth.”
He continued: “I know how it feels like your dream might be holding you back, but it’s the exact opposite. Now that I’m living my truth, my art has grown so much because my art is about that. A reflection of who I am.
“So now that I’m able to be more transparent with the world, they can see my art better, and they can hear it better.”
Lovato came out as non-binary last month, saying: “I think it best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression, and what I need to feel most authentic and true to that person.” Allows what I both know and am still looking for.”
In a later interview, he said that “patriarchy” kept him from coming out as non-binary.
“I thought, ‘What are the ways the patriarchy is holding me back?’ And for me, it was telling me in a box [me]’You are a woman, this is what you should like, this is what you should do, don’t dream big and don’t speak loudly,'” he said.