Demi Lovato recently told the NY Post that the issue of bullying is something that is very dear to her heart.
As a young actress, Demi was often a target of bullies who thought that she was a “loser.”
“Bullying is a very serious thing to me, I’ve witnessed it first hand, I was bullied myself when I was 12,” she said.
Demi hooked up with teensagainstbullying.org and has found inspiration from a girl named Madison De La Garza.
“She’s getting to that age where she could start becoming insecure,” Demi remarked. ”I want to be able to help other girls around her age come into their own with a strong confidence in their skin, their size, who they are and everything about them selves. Nobody wants pressure and wants to be under a magnifier glass.”
“I’m learning and dealing with experiences that all teenagers go through,” she added. “The way I want to be a role model is not by not making mistakes…but by helping people overcome things from the obstacles that I’ve overcome. That’s how I want to use my voice and that’s how I want to be a role model.”
Who’s the “loser” now?