You’d never know it from these pictures…
Ruby Rose opened up about her past battles with depression in an Instagram post over the weekend, and honestly this comes as a surprise to me. The Orange Is The New Black star seems super well-adjusted, successful and genuinely happy, but apparently the 30-year-old was reminded of her struggles when a fan showed her an old tweet from 2013 in which Ruby admitted to “losing [her] battle with depression.”
So, she responded via instagram:
“I’m just feeling reflective because I chose to fight and I thought it meant I’d be able to live. I DIDNT think it meant I’d be able to live my dream. I DIDNT think it would result in this extraordinary life I get to be a part of now… It just makes me wonder how many others are days, hours, seconds away from realizing their worth.. Their potential.. And once the dark cloud is lifted will be truly happy and free.”
Oof. I hear ya, girl.
She further elaborated on getting re-sent that tweet during an E! interview at the GLAAD Media Awards on April 2, saying:
“It was a real spinout when I got sent that, and it was something I had posted three years ago, you know, when I was really really depressed and I didn’t think that I could live another day or want to live another day, let alone live my dream.”
“So, my message was really just that, to really reflect on how many people in the world right now feel like they don’t want to go on another day, or they can’t go on another day, and they’re just seconds or minutes or days away from reaching their full potential and blossoming and being free and happy. I just thought that’s got to be millions of people and that’s just my message. Just hang in there, like one day at a time, and it does get better. I know that’s cliché, but it just does.”
Happy you’re good now, Ruby. I kinda wanna see her do some volunteerism or speaking out on this issue, though- maybe it’s a way she can give back.