“For the next few years, I put my career aside to focus on my mental health,” explained Constance, who welcomed a daughter in 2020. “AsAms does not talk enough about mental health. Although we are quick to celebrate representation victories, there is a lot of avoidance around the more unpleasant problems of our society. “
It includes her very own tweets, which Constance said became “so sensitive that most of my AsAm colleagues decided it was time to avoid me or grind me out. I will admit it hurt a lot, but it also made me realize how important it was. it’s reaching out and caring for people who are going through a hard time. ”
Therefore, she was inspired to write. Today she says she is here “to reach out and help people talk about the unpleasant things to understand it, reckon with it and open paths to healing. If we want to be seen, really seen … we need to let ourselves all be seen, including the parts we are afraid of or ashamed of – parts that, no matter how imperfect, require care and attention, and we need to stop beating each other (and ourselves) when we do. ”
And like the rest of us, she’s just a human being. “While my book is not always the most flattering depiction, it is as honest as I know how to be,” she added. “Because the truth is, I’m not ready or graceful or perfect. I’m emotionally charged. I’m making mistakes … many of them!”
And now, three years later, she feels ready to step back into the world of social media again.
“After a little break from Hollywood and a lot of therapy, I feel OK enough to venture back here (at least for a little bit),” she concluded. “And even though I’m scared, I’ve decided that I owe it to myself 3 years ago to be brave and share my story so it might help someone with theirs.”