Selena Gomez celebrated her 31st birthday on July 22, marking the occasion as a beauty founder, renowned hair icon, and an all-around remarkable individual. On Saturday, the star of “Only Murders in the Building” shared a photo of herself blowing out the candles on her S-shaped cake. She looked stunning in a petal-pink top that matched her eyeshadow and lipstick, along with a double-strand pearl necklace and oversized hoop earrings.
However, what truly caught attention in the picture was Selena‘s gorgeous head full of glossy curls. Having experimented with blonde hair multiple times this year, Gomez returned to her classic chocolate brown color, styling her long tresses into perfect party-ready waves that elegantly cascaded down her back.
Reflecting on her post, the founder of Rare Beauty expressed deep gratitude for the blessings in her life, particularly highlighting the meaningful work accomplished through the Rare Impact Fund. This charity aims to provide essential mental health services to individuals and strives to combat the stigma often associated with mental illness.
In her heartfelt message, she began by stating, “I am thankful for so much in my life, and one of the things I am most thankful for is the work we’ve been able to do with the Rare Impact Fund through @Rarebeauty.” She further emphasized the impact of the Fund and the community’s support, stating, “Because of YOU, we’ve been able to raise awareness and increase access to mental health services for young people. This is my true passion in life.”
Appeal of Mental Health Advocacy & Charity
Gomez went on to share her birthday wishes, expressing that rather than receiving gifts, she humbly requested donations to the Rare Impact Fund. She encouraged those with the means to consider contributing to this noble cause, acknowledging the significant difference it can make. She concluded by sharing a donation link and expressing her love and gratitude to all her supporters.
Selena, without a doubt, actively supports mental health awareness and has been transparent about her personal struggles with bipolar disorder. In April 2020, she openly discussed her diagnosis during a candid conversation with Miley Cyrus on Instagram Live.
She shared, “Recently, I sought help from one of the best mental hospitals in the world… After years of going through various challenges, I came to realize that I was bipolar.” Selena expressed that obtaining this information was empowering rather than frightening, as it allowed her to gain a deeper understanding of herself. She explained, “Having more knowledge about it actually helps me; it doesn’t scare me. Once I knew, I wanted to educate myself thoroughly about the condition, and that process took away the fear.”
Her willingness to talk openly about her experiences and journey with mental health serves as a source of inspiration and support for many others facing similar struggles.