The transparency Demi Lovato has given to outsiders and fans throughout their career is astonishing. Demi got their start in the spotlight, when they were on Barney & Friends at a young age. However, most know Demi as being one of the biggest Disney stars in the 2010s. They were a part of the iconic Disney creations, Camp Rock, Sonny With A Chance and Princess Protection Program. As they continued to grow, they expanded their platform as a singer. Lovato created the iconic songs: “Skyscraper”, “Sorry Not Sorry”, “Heart Attack” and “Confident”. They were nominated twice for the Grammy Awards for their outstanding music. Recently, they have been very influential members in the current generation’s life and have continuously made headlines in the news.
Demi has taken their role as an influencer seriously. Lovato loves to use their social media to express awareness about any ongoing and emerging social issues in the world. This year they decided to launch a podcast called 4D. It started on the 19th of May, and they release new content every Wednesday. The podcast ranges in topics from, “identity, mental health, creativity, LGBTQIA+ rights and more”. Demi stated about the podcast, “We’ll dive into identity, creativity, social movements. We’ll explore questions about our universe, our communities and ourselves. No matter who you are, how you identify or what you believe, we should all be living life in 4D.”
Demi has been using their social media, especially Instagram, to bring more awareness towards the LGBT community and the non-binary identity. At the beginning of 2021, they came out as non-binary. On the first episode of their podcast, they took the time to share the important news to viewers. Lovato stated, “Over the past year and a half, I’ve been doing some self-healing and self-reflective work. And through this work, I’ve had the revelation that I identify as nonbinary. With that said, I’ll be officially changing my pronouns to they/them.”
More recently, Demi announced the exciting news that they will be hosting their own talk show. It will be called The Demi Lovato Show and is set to premiere in late July. It will be produced through the streaming company Roku. As stated by Popculture, “Each 10-minute episode of The Demi Lovato Show will feature a special guest and will cover topics including activism, feminism, gender identity, sex and body positivity, mental health, and even interplanetary visitors.”
This current generation has been all about change and making the world a better place for everyone. Demi has been an influential member in those steps as they continue to use their platform to express change. Demi continues to work hard for their supporters and show that they are there for them, “I’m doing this for those out there that haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones. Please keep living in your truths and know I am sending so much love your way”.