Monday, September 20

Demi Lovato says ‘patriarchy’ held them back from coming out as non-binary

Demi Lovato says 'patriarchy' held them back from coming out as non-binary

Demi Lovato has revealed how the ‘patriarchy’ was stopping them from coming out as non-binary.

The pop star, 28, recently made the announcement in a moving video, telling fans they have changed their pronouns to they/them.

Since sharing the honest social media post, Demi has spoken out about their decision and explained that the patriarchy was ‘putting me in a box’ and that they were ‘living my life for other people’.

Speaking to actress Jane Fonda on her Fire Drill Fridays, the singer said: “After years of living my life for other people, trying to make myself smaller for the patriarchy, they run the industry, they are at the centre of everything.

Demi Lovato has revealed 'patriarchy' stopped their decision to come out as non-binary
Demi Lovato has revealed ‘patriarchy’ stopped their decision to come out as non-binary (Image: Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

“When I realised that, I thought, ‘What are the ways that the patriarchy has been holding me back?’ And for me, it was putting me in a box telling [me], ‘You are a female, this is what you’re supposed to like, this is what you’re supposed to do, don’t dream bigger and don’t speak louder.'”

Patriarchy has been described as a society in which men have the power and often play dominant roles.

Earlier this month, Demi said they are “so happy now” after coming out as non-binary on social media.https://c036e0517f84523d3a624c2efa0b41e4.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html138208672551

They are 'so happy' after announcing the news with fans
They are ‘so happy’ after announcing the news with fans (Image: Getty Images for OBB Media)

At the time, they said: “I feel that this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and allows me feel more authentic and true to the person I both know I am and still am discovering.”

They later spoke about being non-binary on their podcast 4D with Demi Lovato, describing it as “freeing”.

Source: mirror.co.uk

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