“I’m surrounded by people who are supposed to guide me and some of them have and others haven’t. They pressure me: ‘You gotta be sexy, you gotta be cute, you gotta be nice, you gotta be all these things….’ Until recently I had given into that pressure, I lost sight of who I was. I listened to opinions of people and I tried to change who I am because I thought others would accept me for it. And I realized I don’t know how to be anything but myself.” –Selena Gomez revealed her struggles with Hollywood during an emotional speech at the first annual We Day California event at the Oracle Arena in Oakland yesterday.
I don’t think it’s a shock to anyone that Hollywood can be that hard on people. The Upper East Side is just as brutal! But Sel’s words are definitely inspiring, even for those who aren’t facing the same kind of pressures celebs do. Check out her full speech below and tell me if you’ve ever had someone try to discourage you from your dreams, and if so, how did you manage to get past that and kick butt? XOXO