Demi Lovato has experienced more highs and lows in life than have most newly minted 24-year-olds. The “Cool for the Summer” singer doesn’t shy away from talking about her time in rehab or battling addiction and an eating disorder, and she has made transparency a priority. Though she has gone on record to say she would like her music to speak for itself rather than be defined by her past, she embraces the spotlight she’s been given because her strength can, in turn, give others who are going through tough times their own strength.
Her music has become a vehicle for self-empowerment. Songs like “Confident” put a pop spin on the age-old question of “What’s wrong with being feeling yourself?” Others, like “Stone Cold,” embrace vulnerability. Her recent naked and makeup-free photo shoots bring the conversation around body positivity to the forefront of the media world and dinner tables across the globe. There isn’t a light quite as bright, as outspoken, and as unique as Lovato’s. Here, we celebrate this outspokenness with her 10 best quotes.