Sam Smith encourages fans to love their bodies in 2020

Sam Smith

Sam Smith has entered the New Year with a fresh body positivity message, encouraging fans to love their bodies.

The Dancing with a Stranger singer, who uses they/them pronouns, kicked off 2020 with an image of them soaking up the sun while sitting topless on a boat during a vacation, and confessed it took them a while to feel comfortable in their own skin.

"Feels so good to have my top off on holiday," Sam wrote in a caption to the picture on Instagram on Sunday. "Spent all my life hiding my body from the sun. The last year my skin has been soaking in that LIGHT. Don’t let anyone or anything stop you from feeling that kiss from above you beautiful humans".

The Oscar-winning singer, who has been open about their weight struggles in the past, also took to social media on New Year's Eve to reflect on the challenges they faced in 2019 after coming out as non-binary, revealing a preference for the pronouns they and them.

"I found this ICONIC picture above," they shared in a caption to a photo of them posing in a black suit, quirky shirt and rose brooch at 17. "This picture made me emotional because the confidence and freedom I’ve felt the last year is EVERYTHING I had those 10 years ago.

"The kid in this picture went to school everyday in their non binary gloriousness and ignored every stare or verbal taunt that was thrown their way. That kid never left.

"So to all you beautiful humans on the last day of 2019, my only advice after my very short time on this earth is... FEEL IT ALL!!!!"

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