Demi Lovato: "For the first time in my life, I feel like a role model."
It's not easy to talk honestly about eating disorders and cutting. It's even harder to speak up when the whole world is listening.
Demi's new album is aptly named. "Unbroken" is about what she's survived and where she's headed. In this interview, she reveals how breaking out of her eating disordered mindset also allowed her to break away from unhealthy people and behaviors--like perfectionism and workaholism. She wants girls to see celebrities who aren't stick thin, and she's determined to set an example for those who might be "deciding whether or not to eat dinner."
As for those who poked fun at her weight gain after her appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards? Demi tweeted this message: "Guess what, I'm healthy and happy, and if you're hating on my weight you obviously aren't. :) #UNBROKEN"