Selena Gomez lands on the cover of Time magazine (!!) as one of 46 women of different ages, ethnicities and political backgrounds changing the world. Why was the pop star selected for this honor? She became the first person to accumulate 100 million followers on Instagram, a tool she uses to empower and enlighten her dedicated disciples. “I think it’s really hard to be a kid now, especially with social media,” the 25-year-old muses. “I can’t imagine what it would be like to grow up with that.”
“It’s already difficult to get up every day and just feel good about yourself without seeing the highlights of everyone else’s life,” she continues. “That’s why I like being vulnerable with my fans on social media. I like that they’ve seen my mistakes. I try to use that as a way to connect with them. That’s all I can do. I hope that they know that strength doesn’t mean that you have to put on a facade. Strength is being vulnerable.” In a meta twist, Selena jumped on her iconic Instagram account to repost the cover and add a personal note.
“Sometimes it’s incredibly difficult to wake up every day knowing there is so much going on in the world,” the “Fetish” hitmaker writes. “At times I feel selfish, I ask why, I ask how can this change? Will it actually ever change? I try to contribute my heart before anything because it can be so easy to lose the desire to have hope when sometimes all I want to be is angry. When I read about the beautiful women who wake up consciously every day to make a change, it inspires me to want to do so much more.”
“Not really sure how I got so lucky Time but thank you for highlighting the power of what we can and will always strive to be. I believe in the goodness in the land of the living,” Selena ends her message. “I hope this is just the beginning of more change.” See her post below.
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