Selena Gomez has been a longtime advocate for mental health — even a percentage of her Rare Beauty product sales goes toward the Rare Impact Fund to support mental health services.
She recently sat down with CR Fashionbook for a wide-ranging interview in which the star opened up about her own journey to “self-acceptance.”
“Over the last several years I have worked very hard learning to be more comfortable in my own skin and accept the things I used to be hard on myself. The road to self-acceptance isn’t an easy one and trust me I still have my moments,” she explained before noting that “my generation grew up just as social media was becoming a way for everyone to communicate with each other. At the beginning I saw it as just a fun way to post pictures and stay in touch with people, and then you realized it started to play with your mind and your self-worth. Once you can separate the two and know your worth isn’t connected to that world it’s a very freeing feeling.”
Gomez went on to share how important it is for women to support each other. “My girlfriends are everything to me and we’ve been there for each other through so many things together,” she said. “I refuse to buy into this idea that women are competitive and can’t support each other. I think it comes from their fear of women sticking together because there’s nothing we can’t accomplish when we have each other’s backs. I have to say, in the entertainment business, I feel like we all are happy for each other’s successes and celebrate any and all victories other women accomplish because it’s a victory for all of us.”
Read the full interview here.