“I wanted to visually see what I was going through and witness my rawness”

Tia Mowry shares selfies to talk about her anxiety issues. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images)

Tia Mowry got real about the anxiety.

On Tuesday, the 43-year-old actress, wearing a simple white T-shirt, shared two no-makeup selfies – looking less than elated in the first and all smiles in the second. Mowry opened up about his anxiety issues in the accompanying caption.

“I want to take a moment to be real with you guys,” she wrote. “You are all used to seeing me in one photo like the second, but that’s not always the case. In that first photo, I was really going through a time of difficult anxiety and weird doubts and I had just cried. . And even though it was a really tough time, I took this photo because I wanted to visually see what I was going through and witness my rawness – so I could grow through it. “

Mowry said it was important to be “vulnerable with yourself (and others)” and that she shared the picture in part “to encourage you to really sit down with those feelings in difficult times of life. life and noticing how you come out the other side. Because I bet it’s stronger and even more beautiful than before. “

Fans appreciated Mowry’s unfiltered comments and openness.

“Thank you for taking this moment to be real with us. You are an amazing person and I believe your strength is incredible. You will overcome doubt and anxiety and come out stronger than before. Problems don’t last. always and there’s a bright light at the end of that tunnel. Love Tia too, “one person commented.

“I love you so much for that and all you do to uplift me and uplift yourself,” another fan wrote.

“Absolutely gorgeous,” posted another.

This is far from the first time that the Guis star spoke of anxiety. In an interview with commotion in november, she shared what she does to fight anxiety.

“A lot of people were overly productive in quarantine, almost like a defense mechanism,” Mowry explained. “I was absolutely one of those people, but over time I learned that being unproductive was in a way productive. I learned to relax and prioritize personal care, as it was. either meditate, take a nap, or indulge yourself in red velvet cupcakes. Once I started to focus on that, I had a better understanding of my day-to-day, which made me feel less anxious. “

Jack C. Nugent