Gomez shared a vintage-looking video montage of her and her friends enjoying a day at sea, accompanied by the song “Dreams Tonite” by Alvvays. Along with her ethereal video came a strong message opposing the unrealistic beauty standards plaguing our society. She captioned the post, “The beauty myth—an obsession with physical perfection that traps modern woman in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society’s impossible definition of flawless beauty. I chose to take care of myself because I want to, not to prove anything to anyone. Wind in her sails.”
Gomez, who has Lupus, received a kidney from her longtime best friend Francia Raisa in September 2017. She opened up on Today about how the experience changed her body, saying, “I have a bit of an obtrusion that will be there forever. And that means I’m going to have to dress differently. It was really, really massive at first.” The singer has also spoken candidly about her struggle with depression and anxiety.
You keep doing you, Selena. We’ll be right here cheering you on.