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Selena Gomez - "My Mind and Me" Documentary
You may have heard of the singer and performer Selena Gomez. Her name might ring a bell; maybe you saw her on Disney Channel once, listened to a couple of her songs, or perhaps you have been a fan and followed her throughout her career. We know who she is; however, do we know what lies beneath the walls of fame? There is much more than meets the eye with Selena. She opened the book of her life in her new documentary, An Apple original film, "My Mind and Me," streaming on Apple TV+. This uniquely raw and intimate documentary spans her six-year journey into a new light.
This documentary gives us a new glimpse of the singer and a new side of vulnerability. She showed everyone her deepest insecurities and darkest of secrets, her childhood memories, the places where it all started, and the life she lived before all the luxury knocked in. We tend to see celebrities shining under a spotlight, them hanging like a mirrorball for our entertainment. However, Selena decided to showcase not only who she is under the glitter and the glamour but who she is after the crowds found their way home. Who is Selena Gomez? Not the singer, the actress, or the performer. Who is the girl from Texas with love for music? That is the Selena that took the spotlight during this documentary.
Work like this shows that underneath a celebrity sometimes lies a broken girl trying to find her way to happiness, acceptance, and a healthy mind.
One thing should be your closest friend and your best ally. One thing that will be there for you and help you navigate through the different parts and stages of life. That is your mind; however, for many, that is not always the case. Some live their life dreading the dark voices their mind creates, and instead of it being your best ally, your mind becomes your coldest enemy. Your mind and you rotate in circles trying to find common ground to coexist. However, after many failed attempts, the saddest fear comes stumbling in, the moment of realization that your mind won the battle.
As I said, many people live in this constant state of battling for the throne of you of emotions, and one person who openly shared her battle is Selena. However, every war ends. Some take longer than others, some battles lose more soldiers, and some need more weapons to fight with. But one day, the battle will end. Selena is throwing away her weapons and, letting in new feelings, mindsets, goals, and finding the key to the person she wants to be.
There is sometimes beauty in sadness. Selena questioned why the need to go through some challenging situations. However, she found her answer, knowing she could use her story to help people who feel the same way and let them know they are not alone. In her brand new single written for the documentary My Mind and Me, she states, "If somebody sees me like this, then they won't feel alone now." Instead of running from the spotlight, she proudly lets her skin glow, taking her fame and using it to spread awareness. Her journey is just starting, and there is no stopping for anyone or anything anymore. It is her mind and her life.
Don't hide from your mind, cause in the end, it is all you have.