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    Camila Cabello Said She Attended Racial Healing Sessions Months After Her Racist Tumblr Posts Resurfaced

    "You get corrected, you have homework, and you learn. That's how you move forward."

    A few months ago, Camila Cabello's Tumblr posts from her teen years resurfaced.

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    At the time (2012-2013), Camila reblogged racist and xenophobic posts that mocked Black, Asian, and Mexican people, and contained the N-word and other offensive language.

    Camila on the red carpet rocking a long braid
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    You can read more on what was in these posts here.

    Camila apologized on Twitter after the posts started to go viral, saying, "When I was younger, I used language that I'm deeply ashamed of and will regret forever."

    I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart.

    "I was uneducated and ignorant, and once I became aware of the history and the weight and the true meaning behind this horrible and hurtful language, I was deeply embarrassed I ever used it. I apologized then, and I apologize now," she continued.

    Camila apologizes
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    Now, months later, Camila is opening up about what she did — and continues to do — to educate herself and grow from the situation: weekly racial healing sessions.

    "It created a space where I was held accountable," she told People magazine.

    "You get corrected, you have homework, and you learn. That's how you move forward. Now I know better, so I can do better."

    Camila also said she wanted to take action by helping activists and organizations that fight injustices. "As I learned more about other people's experiences in the world, I was like, 'How do I help the people who are on the frontlines of dismantling systems that create oppression? And how do I bridge that with my own personal journey with mental health and healing?'"

    So, Camila helped to launch Healing Justice Project with Movement Voter Fund. Camila and MVF gave $250,000 to go toward 10 amazing organizations that fight for justice and equity — Black Leaders Organizing Communities, Faith For Justice, Freedom, Inc., Living United for Change in Arizona, Mass Liberation Arizona, MN350, Muslim Women For, QLatinx, Southerners on New Ground and Student Advocacy Center of Michigan.

    "What all the organizations have in common is that they are helping their communities, especially marginalized groups in their communities," Camila said. "They all also expressed a need for these mental wellness resources."

    "Meeting all these really cool, badass heroes in the community and around the country who are trying to move the world forward and make the world a better and safer place for everybody has been amazing," she said.

    "I'm hoping to learn more from them about what they do and what their experience in the world is like."

    To read more about the Camila's work with the Healing Justice Project and Movement Voter Fund, you can pick up a copy of People magazine's Women Changing The World issue, out Friday.

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