Gina Rodriguez opened up about her anxiety in an Instagram post, and we are loving her honesty and message!
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My beautiful friend @antonsoggiu came to visit from Norway and he included me in his magical art. TEN SECOND PORTRAITS. It's always great to be in front of his lens but this time it was just me. Bare and exposed in the streets of la. No makeup. No styling. Just me. I suffer from anxiety. And watching this clip I could see how anxious I was but I empathize with myself. I wanted to protect her and tell her it's ok to be anxious, there is nothing different or strange about having anxiety and I will prevail. I like watching this video. It makes me uncomfortable but there is a freedom I feel maybe even an acceptance. This is me. Puro Gina.
She recently posted this ↑↑ on IG. The post features the star smiling while wearing no makeup as part of a series of video portraits by photographer Anton Soggiu. The post was meant to highlight the importance of being comfortable in your own skin. She says,
“… it’s OK to be anxious, there is nothing different or strange about having anxiety and I will prevail.”
Not only does she take a risk that many of us fear, myself included, but she owns her fear and provides us a light at the end of the tunnel. Gina Rodriguez is a fricken rock star!
Vanessa Rao | CW44 Tampa Bay