Demi Lovato has revealed that she has changed her pronouns, after adopting exclusively they/them back in 2021.
The star later announced that she has decided to additionally use she/her, and now she has opened up as to why she made that decision in a new interview with GQ Spain.
“I constantly had to educate people and explain why I identified with those pronouns. It was absolutely exhausting,” the thirty-year-old singer explained, in an interview that has been translated from Spanish.
“I just got tired. But for that very reason I know that it is important to continue spreading the word.”
She further explained her experience, discussing the struggles she faces every day: “I face this every day. For example, in public toilets. Having to access the women’s bathroom, even though I don’t completely identify with it.”
“I would feel more comfortable in a genderless bathroom,” she continued.
Lovato added it is not just bathrooms, but also things like filling out official forms that became tiring.
“You only have two options, male and female, and I feel like none of that makes sense to me,” she said.
The ‘Cool for the Summer’ singer came out as non-binary back in 2021, in a statement shared to Twitter.
“I want to take this moment to share something very personal with you,” Lovato began.
“Over the past year and a half I’ve been doing some healing and self-reflective work, and through this work I’ve had this revelation that I identify as non-binary.
“With that said, I’ll officially be changing my pronouns to ‘they/them’. I feel that this best represents the fluidity that 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.”
Then, in August of last year, the star explained that she had started using she/her pronouns again.
“I’m such a fluid person that I don’t find that I am…I felt like, especially last year, my energy was balanced in my masculine and feminine energy,” she shared.
“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,” she continued. “I just felt like a human.”