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Demi Lovato has opened up on how fluid their gender journey has been so far and predicted what could happen in the future.
The singer announced back in May they identified as non-binary, which means they don't subscribe to the traditional male or female gender constructs.
People who are non-binary will typically express themselves in ways that cater exclusively to them.
Whether that expression is illustrated in the form of fashion, lifestyle choices, haircuts or behaviour is up to the individual.
Identifying as non-binary helps many people free themselves from the confines of the male/female construct, which is exactly what Demi has experienced in the months after coming out.
They recently told the 19th Represents Summit: "Being non-binary, what that means...is that I'm so much more than the binary of man and woman.
"And that we are all so much more if we allow ourselves the ability to look within ourselves and challenge that binary that we've grown up living in.
"I was very nervous in the beginning to come out as non-binary because I didn't want people to think it was inauthentic. I just wanted people to see what coming out as non-binary meant to my healing process."
They added that the gender expression process for some people can evolve over the years and isn't stuck in one form.
Just because one might identify one way, doesn't mean they can't change their minds depending on what feels right for them.
"There might be a time where I identify as trans...there might be a time where I identify as non-binary and gender nonconforming my entire life. Or maybe there's a period of time when I get older that I identify as a woman," Demi said.
The 'Confident' singer added that whatever happens in the future, they are enjoying the freedom that non-binary offers them right now.
Demi also explained how it's not the end of the world if you misgender someone who is non-binary as long as your intentions are correct.
The 29-year-old even admitted they misgender themselves sometimes and said it's a 'huge transition' to change your pronouns.
The singer shared a series of Instagram grid posts to recognise Non-Binary Awareness Week, adding:
"It's difficult to remember sometimes! As long as you keep trying to respect my truth, and as long as I remember my truth, the shift will come naturally.
"I'm just grateful for your effort in trying to remember what means so much to my healing process."
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