Rare Beauty founder, singer, songwriter and actress, Selena Gomez as July’s Cybersmiler of the Month Award winner for her commitment to promoting self-acceptance and for her work in helping those affected by body-shaming and online abuse.
The star recently shared a message on TikTok while on vacation. In a lilac one piece swimsuit Selena told her followers she wouldn’t be ‘sucking in’ anything and that ‘real stomachs’ are coming back! Her community supported the message, with one commenting “u don’t realize how much this video helps us young women!”
This is the second time Selena Gomez has won a Cybersmile award. She previously was awarded one for opening up publicly about her own personal struggle with anxiety after revealing she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2020. The star admitted that the diagnosis had been a relief for her and has helped her to understand the problem, commenting, ‘” Once the information was there, it was less scary.”
She has long been an advocate for positive body image and spoke out in 2019 about body shaming comments on social media that she was forced to deal with, commenting that, “I really noticed when people started attacking me for that. In reality, that’s just my truth. I fluctuate. It depends what’s happening in my life. Right [it’s totally out of my control], and that got to me big time. I think for me, that really messed me up for a bit.”
She also helped to launch a mental health website in 2021 called Wondermind which aims to provide mental health resources and a safe space for people to share experiences and learn more about taking care of mental wellbeing.
Selena is so invested in being advocate for mental health, her beauty range Rare Beauty has launched The Rare Impact Fund.
The Rare Impact Fund was launched as part of Rare Impact with the goal of raising $100M over the next 10 years to help give people access to mental health services. One per cent of annual Rare Beauty sales will go directly to the Rare Impact Fund.
The Rare Impact Fund will help support the local, national, and global organizations that have a direct impact on the well-being of Rare Beauty’s community, with a focus on underserved communities.