Selena Gomez Talks “Unbelievably Humbling” Journey of Finding Confidence at 30
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It’s no secret that Selena Gomez has had troubles with mental health while growing up in the spotlight. Now, years after her internal battles, the pop star has finally found her confidence and purpose.
Selena Gomez is “Feeling Happy” After Years of Mental Battle
The “Who Says” singer created her viral makeup brand Rare Beauty with the objective to break down beauty standards. Successfully, along the process, Gomez has managed to realize her self-worth.
“It’s unbelievably humbling. You really become outside of yourself when you’re listening to someone else’s story and someone else’s struggles,” she said. “I think that I’ve felt [less] alone working on this company, and now I hope that people can get that same access I’ve been able to have.”
According to the singer, turning 30 had been a “good moment” for her. Now that she’s navigating life at 31, she claimed that she’s all the more “appreciated the struggles” she has experienced.
“I don’t necessarily feel like I’m held back by anything,” Gomez said. “I just feel like I’ve been honest with the world, I’ve been honest with myself, I’ve called myself out, and I just want to be the best version of myself.”
Even then, Gomez has been candid to her fans regarding her mental health. In 2018, the singer has been diagnosed with psychosis and bipolar disorder. She later shared her journey in her Apple TV+ documentary, Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me.
“I know it seems easy, but I promise you it’s been years of constant back and forth in my head. Now I’m just really happy, and I guess it’s showing, which I’m really honored,” she said.
She’ll Donate 100% of Rare Beauty Sales to Her Charity
As the World Mental Health Day (October 10) approaches, Gomez is committing to donating 100% of Rare Beauty product sales to Rare Impact Fund, the philanthropic arm of beauty company. The charity action is aiming to raise $100 million over the next 10 years to provide access to mental health services and education for young people around the world.
“I’ve done so many cool things in my life, but there’s never been a moment quite like this. I’m so grateful,” she said. “I actually feel that way about my gala that’s coming up as well, and to know that my partner Sephora is actually supportive of [my mental health] mission is so incredible.”
Recently, the pop star held her first Rare Impact Fund Benefit at the Nya Studios in Hollywood. Gomez gracefully carried herself wearing a silver custom Valentino gown featuring a rose embellishment. The “I Love You Like A Love Song” singer accessorized the look with matching earrings and a sleek bob.
“Now more than ever, during the crisis of what we’re going through in our generation, my generation, my sister’s generation, there’s a lot going on,” she said. “I just really want to be someone that can be a light in that.”