During an interview on Monday promoting the album HOLY FVCK, out singer Demi Lovato shared why she changed her pronouns.
"I've actually adopted the pronouns of she/her again," Lovato revealed on The Spout Podcast. "So for me, I'm such a fluid person that I don't really... I don't find that I am... I felt like, especially last year, my energy was balanced and my masculine and feminine energy, so that when I was faced with the choice of walking into a bathroom and it said, women and men, I didn't feel like there was a bathroom for me because I didn't feel necessarily like a woman. I didn't feel like a man. I just felt like a human. And that's what they/them is, is about for me, it's just about, like, feeling human at your core."
Earlier this year, Lovato, who is nonbinary, updated her pronouns on Instagram to they/them/she/her.
In May 2021, Lovato, 29, told listeners on her podcast 4D with Demi Lovato, "Over the past year and a half, I've been doing some healing and self-reflective work. And through this work, I've had the revelation that I identify as nonbinary."
She added, "With that said, I'll officially be changing my pronouns to they/them. I feel that this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and allows me to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am, and still am discovering."
"Recently I've been feeling more feminine, and so I've adopted she/her again," Lovato explained during Monday's interview. "But I think what's important is, like, nobody's perfect. Everyone messes up pronouns at some point, and especially when people are learning, it's just all about respect."
In July 2021, Lovato tweeted about being misgendered.
"If you misgender me, that's okay. I accidentally misgender myself sometimes! It's a huge transition to change the pronouns I've used for myself my entire life. And it's difficult to remember sometimes!" she tweeted.
"As long as you keep trying to respect my truth and as long as I remember my truth, the shift will come naturally," Lovato added. "I'm just grateful for your effort in trying to remember what means so much to my healing process."
Lovato's album HOLY FVCK is out August 19.
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