Demi Lovato has never been one to shy away from speaking her mind when it comes to insecurities and unrealistic body standards for women, particularly in her Instagram posts.
Recently, Demi has shared some snapshots on her feed which celebrate how far she’s come on the journey of accepting and loving herself and her body — and it’s clear that she doesn’t give a f*ck what her haters might say.
On Thursday, Demi posted a photo of her bare thighs at what appeared to be the beach. The photo was accompanied by a caption in which Lovato proudly declared that no, she does not have a thigh gap, and no, that doesn’t make her any less of a babe.
The caption was accompanied with the hashtag #recovery, which is fairly significant considering Lovato’s history of eating disorders and addiction.
As Cosmopolitan reports:
Demi has always been very open about her struggles with addiction and developing bulimia at a young age, and recently celebrated five years of sobriety in March. She’s also been incredibly open about her road to recovery, often stressing the importance of prioritizing self-care in order to find self-love.
Needless to say, Demi’s Instagram followers were 100% here for her positive thigh selfie.
Demi has been on a streak of self-love this week, and shared a beautiful Instagram photo earlier in the week with the caption:
Feeling better than I’ve ever felt. It’s all about self love. Tell yourself you’re beautiful daily. Be gentle with yourself. Eat carbs without guilt and remember that life is too short to worry about what others think!!
So remember, all: heed Demi’s words and don’t buy into that thigh gap bullshit. Because obviously, you don’t need to have a bony pair of legs to be fabulous, famous and selling hundreds of thousands of records.