Selena Gomez is allowing important voices to take over her Instagram and use her platform amid protests globally against systemic racism and police brutality.
“I have been struggling to know the right things to say to get the word out about this important moment in history. After thinking about how best to use my social media, I decided that we all need to hear more from Black voices,” she wrote. “Over the next few days I will be highlighting influential leaders and giving them a chance to take over my Instagram so that they can speak directly to all of us. We all have an obligation to do better and we can start by listening with an open heart and mind.”
Selena also shared information on how to register to vote with her 178 million Instagram followers – and offered them the opportunity to chat with her.
The 27-year-old singer says she’ll direct message anyone who can show her a screenshot that they have officially registered to vote. “I’ll be responding to DM’s of people who show me a screenshot that they’re registered to vote,” she wrote in an Instagram Story that leads viewers to a When We All Vote post detailing “three actions you can take to help strengthen our democracy.”