Justin Bieber has been chronicling his transformation on the Seasons series on YouTube, letting Beliebers in on his battle to kick his bad habits, focus on his health and share in the joy of his marriage to wife Hailey Baldwin.
Now, in conjunction with the uplifting vibe of his "Intentions" video with Quavo, the pair has announced a $200,000 fund to support Los Angeles' Alexandria House for women and children transitioning out of shelters, while spotlighting a struggling student, a foster care worker and a poet whose work is molded from her experience with homelessness.
After stopping by MTV's Fresh Out Live on Friday to give a fan who has dedicated herself to advocating for mental health a $100,000 check, Bieber has advanced his cause further with a #ChangesforJustin challenge to his fans that is already blowing him away.
"What you guys are putting out there is so poweful," he wrote on Sunday night (Feb. 9). We are in this together. I love you. #ChangesforJustin I keep watching and reading them both on here and YouTube and I'm so grateful."
— manon (@ibieberauhlIs) February 10, 2020
What you guys are putting out there is so powerful. We are in this together. I love you. #ChangesforJustin I keep watching and reading them both on here and YouTube and I’m so grateful.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) February 10, 2020
The stories that Beliebers have shared so far are inspiring, heartbreaking and brave, from one fan's video essay about her experience after coming out as bisexual, to another describing her years-long battle with depression and thoughts of suicide, a story of how Bieber's music helped keep one fan stable and another one motivated, as well as honest videos and essays about the crippling effects of anxiety and abuse.
Bieber's Changes album is due out on Friday (Feb. 14).
Check out some of the videos and posts below.
— ———- (@justyumdrew) February 10, 2020
I had to retake a few times because I kept breaking down, but I want to do this. Depression was a life I accepted at a young age. I never got help until I turned 19. I never wanted to be alive, but you kept me strong. I love you so much Justin @justinbieber #ChangesforJustin pic.twitter.com/IVoL2i6nk6
— mimi 110 (@comearoundjb) February 10, 2020
Justin has changed my life in so many ways and I couldn’t be more thankful. Changes in life can be scary but he’s helped make them easier. Thank u for everything @justinbieber I love u #ChangesforJustin share u story of how Justin has changed ur life or helped u through changes. pic.twitter.com/5Jm86OeKjK
— Melanie– (@jgsnycgirl) February 9, 2020
This is a long story started when i was 11 years old till 18 years. (now i’m 20) i suffered all those years depression, bullying, low-self esteem, anxiety, at 2017 i wanted to suicide, horrible years in my life. It was hard to get out of a horrible mind+ #ChangesForJustin pic.twitter.com/YbOGjQnGyR
— ——–?————– (@allskidrauhl) February 10, 2020
and everything made me feel bad i hated my life so much, this is a video (2018) i wanted to record myself having an anxiety attack, i cry a lot when i feel like that, i never showed this video before, I used to believe that i was stupid,that i was doing nothing #ChangesForJustin pic.twitter.com/OGlQvdbFRC
— ——–?————– (@allskidrauhl) February 10, 2020
— janelle (@janellexchanges) February 10, 2020
ok I’m really shy because I’ve never posted something like this but Justin gave me the confidence to do it so here we go #ChangesForJustin I hate my voice and my hair is crazy but pls be nice — @justinbieber — pic.twitter.com/muCoBK39Ro
— landi 196 213 (@landsrauhl) February 10, 2020
I hope justin sees it. even tho I didn't do a video, I wrote about the biggest change that happened in my life n he was part of it. #ChangesForJustin
life is worth living is tattoed close to my heart. I am really grateful. — pic.twitter.com/xP66pdwpsn
— ? (@ollgstansix) February 10, 2020
— 06/19 & 07/11 (@BlEBERxFENTY) February 10, 2020
I keep stumbling on my word so i decided just to write a notes. Here you go, this is my #ChangesForJustin thank you @justinbieber you inspire me and helped me go through the hardest time of my life. I dont know what would i do without you. ILYSM– pic.twitter.com/VKulj4lr8n
— Indah • Changes Out Feb 14th (@ferarribieber) February 10, 2020
life hasn’t always been easy on me and everyday waking up was a change it’s self but @justinbieber has helped me to get throughout some of my darkest periods and that’s what i will always be grateful for #ChangesForJustin pic.twitter.com/OIhSIV5vib
— v (@mccannssidehoe) February 10, 2020
— abbs ? (@BelieberSwagguh) February 10, 2020
— cass 86 145 (@cherryrauhls) February 10, 2020
— M Yikes R A (@forevesr) February 10, 2020
#ChangesForJustin here’s a little piece of the video I made. I’ve been through some major changes in life but the biggest one was becoming homeschooled>going back to public school>then becoming homeschooled again. 2016/2017 were the darkest times i’ve been though. pic.twitter.com/8EJyFe696W
— liv?174 (@changesbiebo) February 10, 2020
This beautiful lady is my grandma, she’s turning 100 this year and that’s going to be a big change for us. she’s super healthy right now but you never know when everything can change. Spread love and positivity to everyone near you —#ChangesForJustin pic.twitter.com/VAY5ByPXCR
— THANKS JUSTIN –STREAM INTENTIONS/FEB 14 (@bieberissback) February 10, 2020
It’s grace of God that somebody like you @justinbieber is what makes this World — go around, this is my testimony for what changes my life
— I’m so thankful that I can hear you sing again and you are able to. #CHANGES #changesforJustin pic.twitter.com/nAXvyJmMTs
— Anthony Long (@anthony_long12) February 10, 2020
There are many, many more stories — click here to see some of the others.