#FreeKesha has renewed the national conversation about sexual abuse and the egregious lack of justice that often follows, and Demi Lovato's one of many artists voicing her part. Over the weekend she sent a string of late night tweets to her 34.4 million followers, expressing her personal definition of female empowerment and swinging hard with lines like:
"Frustrating to see women come forward with their past only to be shot down, not believed & disrespected for their bravery in taking action. Someone tell me why anyone would ever feel brave enough to come forward if they are most likely to be ignored or called a liar?"
Now she's gone further on Instagram.
Here's the text Demi's latest post, which was accompanied by the image below:
"As most people know, I tend to get fired up about the things I believe in, and although my heart and intentions are always in the right place, unfortunately sometimes my passion gets the best of me and causes me to say things that I probably shouldn't say. And when doing so it takes away from the real reason I am speaking up in the first place. Our focus should be on the topic of victims of sexual and physical abuse being afraid to come forward with their stories. They're more likely to face retaliation and harassment than to see justice being served. Especially women. It baffles me that when it comes to serious issues like equality and abuse, too often women are not taken as seriously as men. All I want to see is women coming together and actually making a difference. A real change and shift in society. Everyone has their own way of giving support to others , and at the end of the day, helping victims is all that matters. Ultimately, the message I want people to hear is it's okay to come forward with your abuse and if you do decide to take action, you are not alone."