Demi Lovato Should Not Be Shamed

Demi Lovato Is Not to Blame for Your other celebrity Favorite’s Downfalls

There is absolutely no reason to shame her or her fans.

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Demi Lovato was hospitalized for an apparent heroin overdose on Tuesday, July 24. Though she is reportedly stable and awake, many of her fans are still worried for her. It was no secret that she had a troubled past with drugs, but she was supposedly sober and was living a healthy life. Demi has been an inspiration to many and her recovery was merely a part of it. Personally, I found her story to be quite empowering and applauded her for making her life so public in order for her fans to know the hard truth. This relapse has been just another one of those truths.

What I have truly hated about everything is the people that have been so quick in making her a scapegoat for all those artists that have had shortcomings, or worse, died but no one has defended. The most common being XXXTentacion, people tried shaming Demi's fans for supporting her during this tough time with comments like "Sure, but when X died, everyone kept saying he had it coming!" This is truly unacceptable. Though I'm sure the death of XXXTentacion hurt many of his fans, the fact that some are willing to use their anger to blind and even overpower the positivity that Demi's fans have been trying to show is beyond me. I feel for your loss, but time has passed and so has that conversation. Though moving on is hard, you should not let your feelings blind you and let people support who they support in peace. Everyone has the freedom to love whichever artist they choose, let them do it in peace.

I truly hope the Demi Lovato understands that her fans love and support her throughout this tough journey. I wish her a speedy recovery and send much positivity her way.

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Everything You Will Miss If You Commit Suicide

The world needs you.
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You won't see the sunrise or have your favorite breakfast in the morning.

Instead, your family will mourn the sunrise because it means another day without you.

You will never stay up late talking to your friends or have a bonfire on a summer night.

You won't laugh until you cry again, or dance around and be silly.

You won't go on another adventure. You won't drive around under the moonlight and stars.

They'll miss you. They'll cry.

You won't fight with your siblings only to make up minutes later and laugh about it.

You won't get to interrogate your sister's fiancé when the time comes.

You won't be there to wipe away your mother's tears when she finds out that you're gone.

You won't be able to hug the ones that love you while they're waiting to wake up from the nightmare that had become their reality.

You won't be at your grandparents funeral, speaking about the good things they did in their life.

Instead, they will be at yours.

You won't find your purpose in life, the love of your life, get married or raise a family.

You won't celebrate another Christmas, Easter or birthday.

You won't turn another year older.

You will never see the places you've always dreamed of seeing.

You will not allow yourself the opportunity to get help.

This will be the last sunset you see.

You'll never see the sky change from a bright blue to purples, pinks, oranges, and yellows meshing together over the landscape again.

If the light has left your eyes and all you see is the darkness, know that it can get better. Let yourself get better.

This is what you will miss if you leave the world today.

This is who will care about you when you are gone.

You can change lives. But I hope it's not at the expense of yours.

We care. People care.

Don't let today be the end.

You don't have to live forever sad. You can be happy. It's not wrong to ask for help.

Thank you for staying. Thank you for fighting.

Suicide is a real problem that no one wants to talk about. I'm sure you're no different. But we need to talk about it. There is no difference between being suicidal and committing suicide. If someone tells you they want to kill themselves, do not think they won't do it. Do not just tell them, “Oh you'll be fine." Because when they aren't, you will wonder what you could have done to help. Sit with them however long you need to and tell them it will get better. Talk to them about their problems and tell them there is help. Be the help. Get them assistance. Remind them of all the things they will miss in life.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline — 1-800-273-8255

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Why Beyoncé Is Empowering To White Women Too

I dream it, I work hard, I grind it till I own it.

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Beyoncé is undoubtedly known for her strong voice, and an incredible representation of her culture, and her beliefs.

Making it clear that being an African American woman, or man should be accepted and owned.

Her music gets us dancing out of our chairs, and singing right along with her.

While everyone, male, female, older, and younger has their own opinions on Queen B.

One thing that she stands for that's clear, is Empowerment.

And I think this message can be received by all of us.

You can be curvy, with a gorgeous afro, or you can be skinny, with long thin hair.

You can be pale or dark, the point is, you're owning not only the way you look but who you are.

I personally think white women are accused of not having enough culture, rhythm, or "spice."

And this can be true. No shame.

But there is beauty within all of us, even the skinny girl with amazing abs we all secretly hate.

She's beautiful.

Just as the redhead with no eyelashes, the blonde who can't really tan, is gorgeous.

Beyoncé makes being who we are, owning your ethnicity not only a good thing but something worth knowing.

Learn your history, find out what English colony you belong to, or which part of Europe your family is from, and express it.

Express it however you know how.

Whether that's through your food, your clothes, your art, or music,

If you're a cowgirl or a city girl, then be that.

American isn't supposed to represent white supremacy but rather a country that is accepting of all.

Those are the kind of white women we should be.

Not the stereotypes of a "white girl," or a "dumb blonde."

Know that no matter how pale you might be, no matter how short, or weight, you're amazing.

White girls can be skinny, or curvy, which is another beautiful thing about Beyoncé she's a beautiful curvy woman, and no one is fat shaming her. Just as no one else should be.

That thigh gap or that nonexistent one is great.

Because it's you.

And maybe you don't have spice or rhythm, but you can try, get out of your comfort zone and express whoever that is.

Even being shy, and timid, is still expressing yourself in your own way, and in the way that makes you feel comfortable.

The takeaway we can truly get from Beyoncé is being true to who we are, and that doesn't mean being her, or being someone like her.

It's taking away what we've learned from our pasts, from our mothers, or our grandmothers, learning from our history, and being a better example.

And maybe you're just a white girl, with European ancestors, but that still makes you a Beyoncé in your own way.

Represent.

Learn more about it who you are and where you come from, and what you'll find is that we all have an amazing heritage.

No matter what color we are.

We're all Beyoncé's.


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