Sam Smith Opens up About Their Struggle to Find Their Gender Identity

Sam Smith Opens up About Their Struggle to Find Their Gender Identity

Yet Sam Smith looked ready to take on the year ahead as they shared a stunning snap clad in swimming briefs on Wednesday.

Taking to Twitter on New Year’s Day, the 27-year-old singer quipped the snap was ‘2020 MOOD’, as they posed on the edge of an infinity pool.

‘2020 MOOD’: Sam Smith looked ready to take on the year ahead as they shared a stunning snap clad in swimming briefs on Wednesday

Sam, who identifies as non-binary and uses pronouns they/them, recently reflected on the past decade in a candid post that discussed the struggle to find their gender identity.

The Stay With Me singer took to Instagram on New Year’s Eve with a snapshot from 10 years ago, when they were 17 years old.

Sam penned: ‘So tomorrow is 2020. Wow. I find Times like these are this crazy mix of happy and sad, where we look back at the last 10 years and think of all we’ve been through in our lives.

‘Seeing you all post throwback photos and moments made me message my friend from school and ask if she had any photos from 10 years ago when I was 17.

‘And I found this ICONIC picture above Hahahaha. This picture made me emotional because the confidence and freedom I’ve felt the last year is EVERYTHING I had those 10 years ago.’

Inspirational: The past decade has seen Sam embrace their identity and educate and inspire the public as an advocate for the LGBTQ community

Sam paired a black suit with a quirky shirt and a rose brooch in the throwback snap, and in the caption they continued: ‘This to me is a beautiful and important reminder that as we get older, life can get tough.

‘As growing adults we get launched into this sometimes cruel and heartless world. And through that we sometimes feel like we lose ourselves and that spark we once had.

‘But the truth is, if we fight on, do the work, keep singing, dancing and loving… we will be ok,’ Sam reassured their followers.

Candid: Sam showcased their ‘non-binary gloriousness’ at age 17 in an Instagram snap shared on Tuesday, as singer reflected on embracing their gender identity in the last decade

‘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,’ they continued.

‘They just had some hardcore feelings to feel. 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!!!!

‘And celebrate your sexy selves. I’m raising a spliff and a glass of wine to the sky for you all ❤ p.s. that’s a fake Louis V.’

The past decade has seen Sam embrace their identity and educate and inspire the public as an advocate for the LGBTQ community.

In 2014, Sam came out to the public as gay and three years later announced they were genderqueer, stating, ‘I feel just as much woman as I am man’.

In September 2019, Sam came out as non-binary and changed their gender pronouns to they/them.

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