Demi Lovato shared an unedited bikini photo because she’s “tired of being ashamed of” her body

Demi Lovato shared an unedited bikini photo because she’s “tired of being ashamed of” her body

Demi Lovato is baring all on Instagram—for a good reason. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer posted an unedited bikini pic to Instagram on September 5th in order to face her fears of showing her cellulite on social media. And like Lovato said, the photo and message behind it are both “celluLIT.”

“This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited,” Lovato wrote in the caption of her photo. “And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!! I’m just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited — and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me. This is what I got.”

As Lovato steps into this new chapter of her life, she said that she wants to be “authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards.”
Learning to love what you have is truly the key to happiness, Demi explains.
“So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day,” she wrote in the caption. “Anyway, here’s me, RAW, REAL! And I love me. And you should love you too!”

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This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!! I’m just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited – and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me. This is what I got. I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards. So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day. It’s such a great feeling to be back in tv/film while not stressing myself with a strenuous workout schedule before 14 hour days, or depriving myself from a real birthday cake rather than opting for watermelon & whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet shit. Anyway, here’s me, RAW, REAL! And I love me. And you should love you too! Now back to the studio.. I’m working on an anthem.. also. Just so everyone’s clear.. I’m not stoked on my appearance BUT I am appreciative of it and sometimes that’s the best I can do. I hope to inspire someone to appreciate their body today too. #nationalcelulliteday #celluLIT A post shared by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on Sep 5, 2019 at 5:30pm PDT

Lovato shared that, since returning home from a rehab program, she’s really beginning to take care of herself both mentally and physically. She bought herself a real birthday cake, she’s cut down on her “strenuous workout schedule,” and she’s back in the studio working on “an anthem.” Thank goodness.
“Just so everyone’s clear…I’m not stoked on my appearance BUT I am appreciative of it and sometimes that’s the best I can do,” Lovato added. “I hope to inspire someone to appreciate their body today too.”
It’s not the first time we’ve spotted the “celluLIT” hashtag on Instagram. Model Iskra Lawrence used the body-positive tag to encourage other women to share their un-retouched swimsuit photos.

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Oh hey #celluLIT… Today and everyday I’m sharing my AerieREALism! To me that’s getting to such a comfortable place with myself that I don’t care what anyone thinks of me. I’m on day 6 of my no makeup challenge and I couldn’t feel more confident and grateful to be in my body and skin. Life’s so much easier when you live it for YOU Not for someone else’s beauty ideal, someone else’s validation, or a socially constructed perfection. Being you and doing you is always enough Can’t wait for you to share your REALism and read all about them in the comments @diggzy #aeriereal #aeriepartner #selflove #bodyconfidence #nophotoshop #realisbeautiful #bodypledge A post shared by i s k r a (@iskra) on Jul 31, 2019 at 7:33am PDT

Learning to love one’s body is a process, and for the most part, we’re all on that journey together. So, let’s be honest, open, confident, raw, and more than willing to learn how to appreciate what we have, just as Lovato is.
Show off those bikinis, people. We want #celluLIT to keep going viral.
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