13 Reasons Why is one of the most important TV series you can watch this year, and Selena Gomez certainly isn't going to forget about it.
The show centres around Hannah Baker, a high school student who died by suicide. She left behind a set of 13 tapes, which all explain the reasons as to why she ended her life, and honestly, it's something every single one of us needs to watch.
Today was a magical day. Another day to be grateful to be alive. Alisha, Selena, and I went together to get ; tattoos. The ; symbol stands for an end of one thought and a beginning of another. Instead of a period, authors use the semicolon to continue a sentence. For us, it means a beginning of another chapter in life, in lieu of ending your life. I struggled with addiction and depression issues through high school and early college. I reached out and asked for help. At the time, I thought my life was over, I thought I'd never live past the age of 21. Today I'm grateful to be alive, in this new chapter of life in recovery, standing with my colleagues and friends, making art that helps other people. If you're struggling, if you feel suicidal, I urge you to click the link in my bio. Ask for help. Start a new chapter with the support of others.and RIP Amy Bleul, who started the semicolon movement.
So, this weekend, Selena brought two cast members, Alisha Boe and Tommy Dorfman, out to LA to get very special tattoos.
Selena, Alisha and Tommy all got matching semicolon inkings to represent a movement which aims to give hope to people suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts, addiction and self-harm.
I have received so much love and support from all of you who are watching 13 Reasons Why. Today- Tommy, Selena and I got tattoos of a semicolon. Project semicolon is a movement dedicated to presenting hope for those suffering from depression, thoughts of suicide, addiction, and self-injury. Those of you watching 13 Reasons Why and identify with Hannah Baker, please check out Beyond The Reasons on netflix, or check out the link in my bio. Rest In Peace Amy Bluel, who started this movement. Love you all (thx @ktal77 and @joymaryro for the inspo)
The series has been hailed as an eye-opener, and both adults and adolescents alike are urging everyone to watch it as it's starting a conversation that needed to be started many years ago.
13 Reasons Why is a book written by Jay Asher, and it was given to Selena six years ago. At first, she was meant to play to role of Hannah, but then decided to executive produce the series.
From the beginning of production, Selena has been hanging out with the crew members and promoting self-love, and we really think she did a great job bringing the whole series together.
If you or anyone you know is going through a hard time, check out The Samaritans website for help and advice.