Demi Lovato accuses “the patriarchy” of having “prevented” them from growing up
Demi Lovato criticized “the patriarchy” for preventing her from growing as a person.
They were recently found to be non-binary and will now use their pronouns as it best reflected what they felt inside.
But this epic step might never have happened if they continued to listen to the system that controlled them.
Speaking to Jane Fonda on the Fridays for fire drills livestream, Demi explained how hard it is to break out of the mold.
“If I had listened to the patriarchy, my life would never have changed, my pronouns would never have changed,” they said.
“I probably would have been married to a man with children doing what I was raised to believe I should do.
“After years of living my life for other people, trying to reduce me to patriarchy – they run the industry, they are the center of it all.
“When I realized this, I thought to myself, ‘What are the ways in which the patriarchy has held me back? And for me, that put me in a [me]”You are a woman, this is what you are meant to love, this is what you are meant to do, don’t dream bigger or speak louder.”
Demi evoked this feeling in their music, especially the collaboration with Christina Aguilera titled “Fall in Line”.
In the track, Demi sings with the former Disney pop star: “It’s just like that / And maybe it will never change / But I intend to show my strength / And I have the right to say what I think / And I’ll pay for it / They’ll burn me at the stake / But I have fire in my veins / I didn’t have to stand in line. ”
The 28-year-old also opened up about how their drug overdose in 2018 served as an additional trigger to live their lives more authentically.
Lovato said the overdose and the three subsequent strokes and heart attack were a massive “wake-up call.”
They said: “I feel like the reason this happened was because I was ignoring my truth, and I was suppressing who I really am to please the stylists or the team members or this or that, or even the fans who wanted me to be the sexy, feminine pop star in the leotard and look a certain way, you know? “