Actress Ruby Rose has called herself non-binary, but for a while she wondered if she wanted to be a man. Now, though, she says she is glad she never went through with it.
Rose has recently “broken through” the acting biz by being awarded the starring role in the new CW series, Batwoman, where she plays a hard-fighting superhero (despite that she is five-foot-seven, and weighs about 120 pounds soaking wet).
The actress started her career as a model, but soon became a TV host in her native Australia. That eventually led to acting and roles in the 2016 action film XXX: Return of Xander Cage, and then the 2017 Keanu Reeves film, John Wick: Chapter Two. Her breakout role was as Stella in Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black.
Now, this month, she has debuted as CW’s new “Batwoman.”
But Rose says she has struggled with her sexuality all her life even though she has been sold as a glamorous — if somewhat butch — woman.
Rose has claimed that as a child, she felt she had been born as the wrong sex. Still, in a 2015 interview, she said she’s glad she didn’t engage in gender reassignment surgery.
“I started to change the way that I dressed and talked and realized that I didn’t want to transition. I just wanted to be more comfortable in my own skin,” Rose said.
“I’m a woman. I want to have babies one day, so I’m glad I didn’t make changes earlier in my life,” Rose added.
Rose has also talked of her mental health challenges in a recent Instagram post:
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Today is world mental health day. This photo is from right before I started OITNB. I’ve struggled with mental health my entire life. I was first diagnosed with depression at 13, then major depressive disorder at 16. When I was 18 I found out I had Dissociative amnesia . I had a few years entirely erased from my memory and a chance run in with my best friend from primary school was the first I learned about it. She remembered me but I didn’t recognize her at all. She remembered our teachers, things we did and my monkey backpack.. things I didn’t remember even when she said them with such innocent conviction. I went home and asked my mum “Did i have a monkey backpack at school?” That is when it all started to unravel and my life changed…I started asking questions. I found out I went from a smiling laughing child to a quiet mute who sat alone and stared off to the distance during recess after one of many traumatic events that I didn’t remember. One that my mum had to tell me about but hadn’t for so many years because the doctors at the time said I was too young to process what had happened and that it was for the best. I was also diagnosed with Bipolar for a long time until it turned out I just had depression.. the pure sad depression without the fun and not so fun parts of mania, it was an overactive thyroid that created that misdiagnosis. Cut to many dark times. On medication, off medication, on and off and on and off per each wrong diagnoses. There were hospitalizations, suicide attempts as young as 12. Cut to therapy and meditation, cut to seeing me at ever self-help section of every bookstore. Cut to a brain scan which showed I had severe PTSD… cut to more therapy and tests that led me to my final diagnosis… C-PTSD. Complex PTSD. What I have learned from the struggles of mental health is just how strong I am. It’s how amazing people are because they love me and support me and yet you can’t judge those who don’t understand and don’t know how to do that either. It’s that you cannot judge people at all because you can never know what they have been through. It’s that self love and self care is more important than anything else.
Rose caught flak from the unhinged, transgender-obsessed left. When she became the lead in Batwoman, the radical LGBTQ activists were furious that the TV series did not hire an actress who claims outright to be a lesbian (the Batwoman character is a lesbian in the series).
Rose, who says she is non-binary or bi-sexual, eventually quit social media because the hate was coming in so fast and furious.
It all goes to show that the radical gay lobby cannot be reasoned with or satisfied.
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