Demi Lovato struggles with fan art of them looking ‘hyper feminine’: ‘That’s not me’

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Demi Lovato finds it “hard” to see fan art and photos of themselves from before they came out.

Lovato came out as non-binary earlier this year, and revealed to the world that their pronouns are they/them.

Speaking recently at The 19th Represents 2021 Virtual Summit, they discussed the experience of seeing themselves with a different gender expression.

Lovato explained: “It’s hard when I see older images of myself looking super hyper feminine, that maybe fans make into fan art, and they don’t mean anything by it, but it’s like, I look at that fan art and I think that’s not me.

“I don’t know who that person is, because the person I am today with short hair, and the person that I’ve been over the past year publicly, I mean, that’s who I feel like I am.”

They added that when they see photos of themselves on the red carpet as a teenager, “I feel like I’m not looking at me, but I recognise that that was a part of my journey”.

Demi Lovato is ‘equally masculine and feminine’

Last month, Demi Lovato opened up more about their gender identity since coming out as non-binary, described their gender as “equally masculine and feminine”.

In an interview with Today’s Hoda Kotb, they said: “The way that I explain being non-binary to people, or gender non-conforming, is for me personally – I can’t speak to everyone in their experience – when I came to the realisation that I am equally as masculine as I am feminine.

“My masculine and feminine energy are equal, so much so that I may be wearing a dress and heels right now, but I don’t identify as just a woman, or just a man, I identify as both.”

They added that their life since coming out has been full of “moments of happiness and moments of bliss and joy that are so fulfilling”.

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