If this means no more glitter, I’m NOT INTERESTED.
Anyhooooo Kesha‘s back post-rehab and is on a roll with the “making healthy changes” kindathing, and is taking on a…(gasp) less is more approach to beauty and being kind to herself (I know, I think that means no more glitter).
In a new Vogue.com interview, the 28-year-old explains her new approach:
“I really wanted to make a change—be more raw and real. I wanted to be more confident in myself—embrace every inch of my body—not try to cover up with makeup.”
And these changes also stem from all the criticism she’s had, early on:
“I’ve had a lot of ups and downs. It’s been quite a journey. [With the criticism], I went to a dark place. There was a lot of not eating—and I started to think being hungry to the point of feeling almost faint was a positive thing. The worse it got, the more positive feedback I was getting. Inside I was really unhappy, but outside, people were like, ‘Wow, you look great.'”
And then she realized she needed help…
“I was singing these songs like ‘We R Who We R,’ and I really believed them. I wanted to be genuine. But I was sad and [I wasn’t eating]. That’s not good for your body, metabolism, or brain. I talked to my therapist, and she said, “I think it’s time we take a moment to address this.” I called my mom one night and I told her, “I need help.” I went to an eating-disorder specific rehab site where a nutritionist taught me that food is a positive thing for your body. I realized being healthy is the most important thing I can do for myself. Now, I’m trying to embrace the skin I’m in. It’s difficult sometimes. Every day I have to look in the mirror and make the choice to be kind to myself. This is who I am—I have to love that.”
She’s also staying healthy, mentally…
“Part of being healthy is being positive. I don’t pay attention to the Internet or bloggers. I surround myself with positive people. I run a few miles on the beach every day, and I got into Transcendental Meditation to try to find some peace in my crazy life. [It reminds me] to be grateful for where I am, for my body, and my face—as imperfect as any of it may be.”
But hey, no regrets (GLITTER!):
“Do you mean the gold tooth I had removed? No, I look back lovingly because I was having so much fun [with hair and makeup]. There was a time I went on the red carpet with a Mohawk, but I’ll probably never do that again. And before I went on stage I used to pour beer on my body [as an adhesive] then roll in a bathtub full of glitter. I don’t do that anymore because it irritated my skin.”
AND MORE GLITTER!
“I’m not done with it forever—there are still hints of glitter.”
Phew. Good. All of this seems pretty positive!