She recently revealed that she feels more empowered than ever before and she is pleased with her growth.
According to Selena, being in control of the stories around her mental health struggles without getting them twisted was the trick that worked for her.
Gomez added that she is happy with her decision to write about her mental health on social media because it took away the opportunity for people to distort her feelings or misquote her words.
Her words, “My story was manipulated a lot. And I got so angry that my story was twisted into so many different things.”
“I think that was my moment when I knew [nobody] was going to take my story away from me. On my own social media, I got to tell the truth. And once I started claiming my own name, I think people understood my mental health journey.”
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Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American singer, actress, and producer. Born and raised in Texas, Gomez began her career by appearing on the children’s television series Barney & Friends (2002–2004).
In her teens, she gained wider recognition for her role as Alex Russo on the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012).
Selena Marie Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas, on July 22, 1992, to Ricardo Joel Gomez and Texas-born former stage actress Amanda Dawn “Mandy” Cornett. Gomez was named after Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla, who died in 1995.
Her father is of Mexican descent while her mother, who was adopted, has some Italian ancestry.
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