Demetria Devonne Lovato, born August 20th 1992, is an American actress and singer, as well as the founder of the Lovato Treatment Scholarship and 2013’s Children’s Mental Health Ambassador.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Demi grew up in very difficult circumstances which would affect the rest of her life. From a young age, Demi would be bullied every day she went into school and, just like many children today, was called ‘fat’, ‘ugly’ and ‘worthless’. At 11 years-old, Lovato began self-harming and a few years after that, she began binging on food before throwing it all back up. Demi suffered from severe depression, bulimia, anorexia and bipolar disorder which she later got help for from a rehabilitation centre, Timberline Knolls, in 2010.
Why do we think she is inspirational?
- After she came out of rehab, Demi made it her mission to help her fans and others suffering from mental health disorders all around the globe. In 2013, the ‘Neon Lights’ singer started up the Lovato Treatment Scholarship, which covers the cost of mental health treatment schemes for those who can’t afford it all over America.
- Lovato also published a book dedicated to her fans named Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year filled with 365 quotes, an explanation of the quote and a goal for the rest of the day. The book became a New York Times best-seller, following her number one album DEMI, and 2013 was a year filled with unprecedented success for Lovato, becoming the light at the end of the tunnel.
- She is the voice of our generation and speaks for everyone who is suffering agonisingly with any mental health disorders. Demi has become a global phenomenon because of her strength and bravery to speak out about all of her issues.
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