Being a Social Influencer is a big deal.
For example, Selena Gomez.
Selena Gomez is a global superstar. She is the most followed person on Instagram (133 million and counting.) Her Social platform is a great way to spread awareness about certain topics towards millions of people, which is exactly what she does.
DACA, aka ‘Dreamers’, has been a big issue recently and Selena posted about it supporting it. She also wore a ‘we are all dreamers’ shirt while behind the scenes.
She has lupus. So, to raise awareness about the disease she donated a lot of money to research. They have raised around $500,000 ever since Selena spoke about it and proceeds from her very high grossing tour went to lupus research.
She and her mother, Mandy, produced a very big TV programme called ‘13 reasons why’ which creates awareness about suicide, which has been a very big problem recently.
She has supported charities like the ‘Step up foundation’ which is about empowerment and fulfilling ones potential. The ‘We movement’ which is where the younger generation (around 16,000 people) come together to talk about social issues and making a better world. They have a ‘we day’ every year and Selena has hosted it 4 times and she has been supporting this movement for a while.
Unicef (The United Nations Children Fund) is quite a large and global charity. Selena has been a UNICEF ambassador since 2009 and is the youngest ambassador there has ever been. She has been to places like Nepal, which is a LIC (low income country) and has given money and supported the cause to help the most unfortunate of people.
Recently, there has been a lot of cases to do with sexual assault. There has been a very well known movement called ‘Time’s Up’ which is to create awareness and fight against sexual assault. Selena was one of the first to post about it on Instagram to spread the message and she anonymously donated $1 Million to the movement which is the biggest amount a celebrity has donated.
Here are a few more charities, which she has supported:
- Alliance for Children’s Rights
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Make a Wish Foundation
- Stand Up To Cancer
- Malala Fund
- The Salvation Army
- Teen Cancer America
- Free the Children
- ENOUGH Project
- ALS Association
There are about 15+ charities/foundations that she has worked with.
We need more social influencers to create awareness about these types of topic to a wide audience and make a difference to improve our world and to get more people involved.
We need more people like Selena.