Demi Lovato is only 21 years old.
But the young star has experienced more than many adults twice her age, having entered rehab in 2010 for issues that ranged from body mutilation to an eating disorder.
The singer has since spent her days since serving to inspire, acting as a role model to fans by posting no makeup photos and encouraging them to believe in their true selves.
"Since I went to treatment, there have been days when it’s felt really easy, and I’ve felt great about where I am,” Lovato says in the August issue of Seventeen. “But then I have moments when it’s not. That’s life.”
What else can Lovato tell us about life?
Serving as guest editor of this issue, she expounds within its pages on a number of topics...
ON PATIENCE: It takes time - pace yourself. Every day is a new opportunity to change your life and be who you want to be.
ON INFLUENCES: I have to have friends in my life who believe they’re going places and are working toward their dreams. When you’re growing and the people around you aren’t, that’s when you have to start shedding them.
ON INDEPENDENCE: When you’re in love, you want to spend all your time with that one person, but it’s important to set aside some time to be apart... It gives you more strength to stand on your own two feet in case that person ever disappears from your life.
ON BULLYING: You’re always going to have people who are a**holes to you. I was bullied when I was younger. Most of it was about my weight, and it would bring me down. You have to find a way to funnel those feelings into something positive.
In late May, Lovato announced a world tour that kicks off in September.
Will you be seeing this inspiring young woman in person?