In addition to her selfies, the pop star also shared videos from her recent trip to Africa, where she visited the Home of Hope orphanage in Malawi. "The First of many magical gifts Received this year! Epic!! Early birthday gift!" she captioned a series of Instagram posts.
Earlier this month, a makeup-free Madonna posed for Love magazine's special edition collector's issue, LOVE by Mert Alas, with her 16-year-old son, Rocco Ritchie, following their reconciliation. In her accompanying interview, she explained why she's such a big fan of social media.
"I like Instagram because it’s like keeping a diary, and every day I get to share different aspects of my personality, my life, and what inspires me, what infuriates me, or what causes I want to fight for," she revealed. "It allows me to be mysterious, ironic, provocative or proud."