“Every year, WE Day leaves me feeling inspired and hopeful," Selena Gomez — who has supported the organization for years — previously said
Selena Gomez is back in the public eye for a cause close to her heart.
The singer, 26, made her first red carpet appearance on Thursday morning at WE Day California in Los Angeles. Looking chic in a Dior dress and matching Tamara Mellon heels, the star was all smiles as she posed for the cameras.
The event — which celebrates youth leading lasting social change — comes three months after Gomez broke her silence following treatment after a hospitalization late last year.
Speaking with Heben Nigatu on the debut episode of Coach’s podcast Dream It Real (released Wednesday), Gomez opened up about therapy and her mental health during the candid conversation.
“I am a believer of therapy … I wish I could have done a lot of things and experienced things maybe a little differently,” she said. “I go to therapy. It’s just one of the most important things — to get to know yourself. Not saying everyone in the world has to do it! But I do think that it’s helped me understand myself and my childhood a lot better.”
The “Back to You” singer has long been a familiar face at the annual event, which has seen her open up to her young fans about topics ranging from dealing with pressure to the support she received after her kidney transplant.
“Every year, WE Day leaves me feeling inspired and hopeful. The youth have an incredible positive and passionate attitude for making real change in the world,” Gomez previously said in a statement. “I’m so proud to celebrate young people’s year of social change and to remind them that together, we are an unstoppable movement dedicated to a brighter and better tomorrow.”
Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the event — sponsored by The Allstate Foundation and Unilever — will air Aug. 9 on ABC at 8 p.m. EST. Mahershala Ali, Chance the Rapper, Joe Jonas, Bill Nye, Natalie Portman, Meghan Trainor, Hailee Steinfeld, will.i.am and more will also hit the stage at the Forum in L.A.