Selena Gomez, the renowned singer of the song "Who Says", aged 31, recently hosted the Rare Impact Fund Benefit at Nya Studios in Hollywood. During the event, she exclusively revealed that she no longer feels the pressure to achieve certain milestones or benchmarks in her third decade.
She conveyed her inclination
In her thirties now, she places diminished emphasis on such matters, a welcomed shift. Her attention now gravitates towards matters of genuine significance, unburdened by concerns that once hindered her progress.
As the visionary behind Rare Beauty, she orchestrated a charitable gathering, its purpose to amass resources for the betterment of young minds' mental well-being. Her aspiration for the occasion extends far beyond the immediate; she envisions a legacy of enduring influence. When asked if she desired the Rare Impact Fund to serve as her legacy, Ms. Gomez expressed her hope that it would.
Engaging in a virtuous endeavor
In addition, she confessed to experiencing a degree of trepidation, articulating, "I find myself somewhat anxious. This marks my inaugural endeavor in orchestrating an occasion, and I possess no inclination for the procurement of financial support from external sources." However, I recognize that we are undertaking a noble cause, and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to do so through my platform."
In anticipation of the Rare Impact Fund Benefit, Ms Gomez announced via Instagram that Sephora will be contributing all of Rare Beauty's sales to the Rare Impact Fund for 24 hours in honor of World Mental Health Day on October 10th. During her speech at the event held on Wednesday.
Encountering instances of profound desolation
Gomez became visibly emotional as she candidly shared her journey with mental health and how her ten-year-old sister, Gracie, served as the catalyst for the establishment of the fund. "I have grappled with the complexities of my mind for an extended period, experiencing moments of profound despair and a sense of being adrift," she expressed during her address.
"In the year 2020, I was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and truthfully, everything swiftly changed." Gomez proceeded to disclose that following her diagnosis, she was able to acquire the necessary answers and knowledge to navigate her condition.
Characterized by an enhanced sense of empathy
The renowned actress further expressed her aspiration for the younger generation, including her sister, to have a future that is characterized by greater compassion and clarity, with the essential mental health support they require.
"I am aware that each of us has individuals like Gracie in our lives, who inspire us to strive for improvement, to make a difference, and to foster connections," Gomez concluded before expressing her gratitude to all in attendance.