camila_cabello This past year was full of heartbreaking challenges & uncertainty. We’ve faced a global pandemic, economic disruption- shining a light on centuries of systemic oppression, & so much more. 2020 was a time of constant reflection for many of us & I’ve been honest with myself about how I was showing up or not showing up in the world. Over the past couple of months, Ana Perez & Jerry Tello from the @la.cultura.cura have been guiding me on this journey filled with learning & unpacking the ways I have contributed to systems & beliefs that actively oppress others, whether by making insensitive comments in the past or by being a bystander, & growing to acknowledge the missteps along the way as I work to become a true ally.
This is a lifelong process but this awareness has helped me commit to doing whatever I can to be a part of positive change. There’s much more to do but if you are interested in learning about racial healing or hearing about my experience, tune in to my conversation today with Jerry during the National Day of Racial Healing virtual event.
Through this work, I’ve learned a lot about the challenges faced by our communities. And while we all struggled with the events that transpired from the last year, there were activists on the frontlines of those transformative moments carrying the trauma of the unjust systems some groups face everyday. To be a part of this positive change, we have a responsibility to support organizers to care for themselves as they advocate to move our society forward. Through my ongoing reflection, I committed to learning about how we can make these resources accessible to those who need it.
That’s also why I am honored to partner with @movementvoterproject to launch the Healing Justice Project to provide funding for mental wellness resources for activists across the country. We hope to support these grassroots organizers in their tireless advocacy - thank you to all the activists that have continued to show up for us time & time again. We see you, we hear you, & we are here for you 💕
I'll be highlighting some of these incredible organizers in the coming months. Head to my stories to learn more about the Healing Justice Project!
camila_cabello “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” - MLK Jr.
Remembering and honoring you today and every day. We have a long road ahead but we all must keep walking towards justice. 🖤
camila_cabello Merry christmas to you and yours 🖤 #TheChristmasSong video out now. Shot by us, directed by Tarzan from our lil bubble.
Every stream supports those in need through @feedingamerica ! They have sectors all over the country, find out where you can donate to help out your community aka little corner of the world! We can’t change the world but we can make our corner of it a little better.
camila_cabello This has been such a crazy year with so many challenges. This holiday season, it is more important than ever to spread love and kindness to everyone! Shawn and I wanted to send all our love to you amazing humans so we put together something special for you, our rendition of #TheChristmasSong ❤️All streams will support those in need right now, and to kick this off, we are donating $100K to Feeding America! We love you all so much and hope you get to enjoy this song over a very safe and merry holiday! It would make our holidays if you went on their website and donated to one of their sectors and help out your community! They have sectors all over the nation. Let’s make our little corner of the world more beautiful today ❤️ Tarzan says hi.
camila_cabello They’ve been operating for decades serving children and families around the world, especially during the challenging times like we are facing right now. During this time of giving please consider supporting the great work of @savethechildren so they can help kids around the world grow up healthy, educated and safe to be who they want to be ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you guys so much. Anything you can afford to give will help and you’ll be making a real difference in a child’s life ❤️❤️❤️ Link to donate is in my stories
camila_cabello I’ve learned a lot about love with this guy. It’s not just the happy blissful moments you see in pictures and videos- When you’re in a relationship with someone, it feels like they are this mirror reflecting yourself back to you- I constantly have to confront my fears, my anxieties, my insecurities, my patterns of thinking, my beliefs about life and about myself. It’s not as simple as it looks in pictures sometimes. sometimes, it’s messy and uncomfortable and ugly lol. But there’s nothing like the pull, the FORCE that is love, to be the light in the darkness- to be the gravitational pull that gives you the relentless strength to be braver,wiser, and better than you were yesterday. It’s so instinctive for us to love, even if our minds try to protect us from it sometimes, but our nature as humans is to love. And to be in love means to choose that person over and over again, to go through the messy stuff with. And that’s way more beautiful and raw and real than perfection. I’m all for being vulnerable on social media because I think only the neatness and perfection of life is shown on here; and that can make us all feel extra lonely and weird! So raise your glass to the messiness and weirdness of being human and the miracle. And the easiness. And the instinct. And the relentless force that is love.
camila_cabello (I tried to post this yesterday but it didn’t work- but you can still donate!) You are all a blessing and I hope you get to spend today with those who remind you of that most (even virtually)! I know this year has been tough but we can spread joy, love, and compassion when and where we can. There are so many people in need, if you have the means, please join me in donating a little love to feed families and children facing hunger this holiday season. I’m donating to @feedingsouthflorida who is providing families with meal boxes in my community, but they have chapters all over the country! Go on my Insta stories to give back to those in your community who are in need! ❤️
camila_cabello Join me tonight for #LOrealWomenofWorth’s 15th anniversary on NBC at 8p ET as I help share the inspiring stories of @lorealparis Women of Worth. These ladies are making a beautiful difference in the world and I can't wait for you to meet them!! Afterwards head over to WomenofWorth.com to cast your vote to help name this year's National Honoree (who will receive an additional $25k for her cause) ❤️ Voting closes November 27 #LOrealParisPartner