Selena Gomez is one of many strong women on the cover of this week’s “Time” magazine and inside she talks about the struggles young people face these days with social media.
“I think it’s really hard to be a kid now, especially with social media,” Selena says. “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.”
Selena does believe social media has helped her really reach out to her fans though. “That’s why I like being vulnerable with my fans on social media," she offers. "I like that they’ve seen my mistakes. I try to use that as a way to connect with them.”
She adds, “Strength doesn’t mean that you have to put on a facade. I think strength is being vulnerable.”
Sometimes it's incredibly difficult to wake up every day knowing there is so much going on in the world. 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. I hope this is just the beginning of more change.