Kesha's back and better than ever!
After making the decision to go to rehab to fight her eating disorder, the singer has subsequently made several changes in her life, including taking on a less-is-more approach with her beauty aesthetic and being kinder to herself.
"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."
These changes were directly affected by the body image struggles she faced early in her career:
"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.'"
The songwriter bravely recalls when she knew she had to get help: