Rebecca Black speaks out on the 9th anniversary of "Friday"

Nine years ago, Rebecca Black's life was turned upside down when her song "Friday" went viral online. Now 22, she's speaking out about the bullying and low self-esteem she endured—and giving advice to other young people about how to overcome hardships. 

"Above all things, I just wish I could go back and talk to my 13 year old self who was terribly ashamed of herself and afraid of the world," Black shared on Twitter. In her post, she went on to discuss her struggles with depression and bullying—from peers and professionals—throughout her teen years. 

Despite everything, she's come through the past near-decade with a positive attitude and an optimistic outlook on life. "Every day is a new opportunity to shift your reality and lift your spirit," she added. "You are not defined by any one choice or thing. Time heals and nothing is finite." 

Now *those* are some inspiring words to live by.

What advice would you give your younger self? Comment below!

by Katherine Hammer | 2/11/2020