Another day, another reason to love Demi Lovato. On Friday (September 26), the "Really Don't Care" singer Instagrammed a photo of herself flexing, which she captioned: "Gettin' stronger everyday Be good to your body, and your body will be good to you ❤️❤️❤️."
I'm always down for some self-love inspo, but the fact that Demi's clearly channeling Rosie the Riveter with her pose and that red bandana really cements my love for this pic.
Yes flex zone.
In case you're not familiar with the history of Rosie the Riveter, who was not an actual woman but a swath of World War II-era imagery, here's a quick summary.
The visuals -- some variation on a woman working hard at some industrial, traditionally masculine task -- were created by the U.S. government for a campaign that urged women to join the labor force, thereby filling gaps left by men who had enlisted in the American war effort in Europe. Her name came from a popular swing song from 1943 by bandleader James Kern "Kay" Kyser, says the History channel.
In recent times, the now-iconic Rosie the Riveter visuals have been adopted as a feminist symbol, and any one of them would make for a pretty good Halloween costume -- that is, if you want people to think you're really awesome and cool and junk.
Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera and Pink know what I'm talking about. All three singers have embraced a Rosie-inspired look in recent years: Bey for Instagram, Xtina in her "Candyman" video and Pink for "Raise Your Glass."
If you're interested in learning more about the history behind Rosie the Riveter, check out "The Life And Times Of Rosie The Riveter," a documentary from 1980 that actually interviews a bunch of the "real-life Rosies" who joined the workforce during World War II.
Wanna do a movie night, Demi? Hit me up.