“You can take everything I have
You can break everything I am
Like I’m made of glass
Like I’m made of paper
Go on and try to tear me down
I will be rising from the ground
Like a skyscraper”
Those lyrics are some of the only things that kept me alive in 8th grade. On the nights I’d feel the closest to leaving, I would listen to Demi’s songs and sing them to myself, and I’d feel stronger, even if I thought if it was only for one more night.
Demi Lovato has been one of my main role models. Demi went through some similar things as I did, and I relate to her a lot. Her music and her philosophy have helped me become who I am today. Demi’s motto is “Stay Strong”, and that’s all I could do when I was going through a rough time. I repeated her lyrics in my head every day when I felt close to breaking down, and constantly reminded myself that she got through it, and I can too.
Demi is probably one of the most realistic celebrities out there. She inspired me back then, and continues to inspire me now. Demi shared her story to the world and I respect her so much for that. She knew that she wasn’t “fixed” either. You can’t just wake up one day fixed. You don’t just go to the doctor or therapist and *BOOM* become all better. Getting better takes time and work. You don’t see results in just one day. However, if you try, you WILL. She acknowledges that she isn’t perfect and even better, that she doesn’t have to be. She keeps a positive mindset and helps other people while she helps herself. I have so much respect for her, not only for her music, but the way she chooses to live her life. She enforces that we are all NOT PERFECT BEINGS, and we all make mistakes and mess up and it’s ok, we just need to pick ourselves up and carry on.
Something happened to me as a struggled to Stay Strong. I decided that I wasn’t going to let anyone make me feel that badly about myself again. I also wanted to help others. I came up with a surefire way that will help end bullying. So in addition to being strong, I learned to be #BeBrave
To get through bullying, you have to Stay Strong. To END bullying, you have to #BeBrave. Being Brave is standing up FOR the bullied, TO the bullies, and FOR YOURSELF. Do this, and bullying will end. For yourself, and others.
She inspired and lent me the strength to become a Warrior. Now, I am strong. Now, I am brave.
Demi is coming to my area next week for a concert in Central Park. I wish more than anything I could meet her and ask her 2 questions that I’d answer here:
What happened to make you decided, enough! I am worth more than this pain they are putting me through, and How do you find self love and self worth when others try to make you feel like you’re nothing?
If you could meet Demi Lovato , do you have a question you’d like to ask her? Leave a comment with the question you’d ask.
Please remember to Stay Strong and #BeBrave!