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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 02: Demi Lovato speaks on stage at the Teen Vogue Summit 2019 at Goya Studios on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Teen Vogue)

At the Teen Vogue Summit over the weekend, Demi Lovato did a rare, in-depth interview about the difficult last year of her life. One topic she talked about was her body, and accepting who she is. She goes into detail, saying:

“We hear the term ‘body positivity’ all the time. To be honest, I don’t always feel positive about my body. Sometimes I do not like what I see. I don’t sit there and dwell on it. I also don’t lie to myself,” Demi says. She adds, “I used to look in the mirror if I was having a bad body image day and say, ‘I love my body, you’re beautifully and wonderfully made.’ But I didn’t believe it. I don’t have to lie to myself and tell myself I have an amazing body. All I have to say is ‘I’m healthy.’ In that statement, I express gratitude. I am grateful for my strength and things I can do with my body. I am saying I’m healthy and I accept the way my body is today without changing anything.”

“Over the past five years I’ve learned life is not worth living unless you’re living for yourself. If you’re trying to be someone you’re not, or you’re trying to please other people, it’s not going to work out in the long run.” She also gave some advice to her fans: “If you want to dye your hair purple, dye your hair purple. If you want to love someone of the same sex, love someone of the same sex. Be yourself and don’t be afraid of what people think.”

Lovato said that she is working on new music but didn’t offer any other details. “It’s important to remember that I am so cautious this time around of jumping back into things. I’ve really decided to take my time with things.” She lastly adds, “When the time is right, I will put it out there. I am dying to release new music … but everything in due time.”