Selena Gomez has been through some shit. And even worse, the entire world has watched Selena Gomez go through some shit. Think of the time you hit your lowest low, and then imagine millions and millions of people knowing every detail about it. Yeah, not ideal.
But one thing we can all agree on, Selena Gomez is a powerful woman. She is a beautiful role model to millions of women out there and her speech at the 2016 American Music Awards proved it.
After taking a three-month break to check into a rehab facility for depression and anxiety, Selena made her first public appearance in accepting her award for Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock, and her acceptance speech alone will break your heart.
The cracking in her voice, the bravery in her words, the emotion you could tell was coming genuinely from her heart, are all even more reasons why the world will always love Selena Gomez. She has proven that no matter how hard life gets (or how many stupid, idiotic men ruin your life and self worth) if you are strong enough to face the battle, you can get through it.
Props, Selena. For being so damn brave and inspiring..
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