My Sexuality: How Ruby Rose inspired us to be proud of our sexuality!
Ruby Rose has worked hard since she began chasing her dreams. Those dreams eventually became achieved goals for the Australian model, actress and DJ! The talented Rose is best known for her role in “Orange is The New Black,” but many have missed out on some other facts about her life.
Last year (2017) she opened up to her family, friends and fans about her “uncertain future,” in the USA. The TODAY episode featured Ruby Rose and her story about coming out to her mom at 12-years-old. This coming out story is beyond inspiring and it’s one many need to hear…because Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning young adults are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than their non-LGBTQ friends. But with more people speaking up and inspiring, that statistic can be changed for the better.
At first, Ruby was worried about telling her mother but quickly found that her mom would accept and love her regardless of how she felt about her gender.
“When I told her, she was like, ‘I know,’” Rose explained. “She knew when I was six apparently. I was like, ‘Really mom,’ I don’t even think I knew then. I didn’t think it was possible. Apparently it is and it makes sense.” she continued to talk about fear. “I was just worried because I didn’t know it was a thing. I knew how I felt and what I kind of identified as, but the words gay or lesbian… I didn’t know anyone else that was or lesbian. So I didn’t know how to word it. So I was just like, ‘I think I should let you know that when I eventually get a boyfriend, there’ll be a girl.’ And she was just like, ‘I know.’”
How truly Inspiring it is to see that her mother loved and accepted her just as she was and even payed attention to the signs while she was a young child. It’s important to be there for your children and support them regardless of what they might be feeling in their heart. We all need someone to support us during our growth. Judgements, hatred and “pray the gay away,” are all negative terms we’ve seen happen over the years.
What’s the point of agency in the first place if you are going to outcast your child?
Ruby’s message to other LGBTQ individuals is simple.
“Be true to yourself. Believe in yourself. Whatever you think and feel… that’s you. There is only one of you in the world. We are all completely unique. Don’t be hard on yourself. Don’t have any kind of shame. There is a reason that you are that way.”
She couldn’t be closer to the truth. As a child, growing up I can remember hating Barbies, I loved the NSYNC doll collection, loved playing with cars, wrestling and boxing. Simply put, I was and am a “tomboy,” if you really want to put a label on it and I don’t care what anyone feels about the fact I also find women like Ruby Rose, Kesha Sebert, Selena Gomez and even friends of mine attractive, no shame. Don’t you think that’s how it should be? You cannot force a person to change and you cannot “pray the gay away.” I live in a State that attempts to “pray the gay away,” all the time. Families will kick their children out, send them to BYU (where some even endured electro shock therapy in attempts to be fixed by the church). In my humble opinion I don’t feel that’s the right way to handle these situations. I’ve grown up around families that absolutely refuse to accept their children and force them to be something they are not just so they can “stay true to their beliefs,” Rather than support their own child. But here’s the thing, this is my message to those particular families, it’s not “Christlike,” and that’s why I chose to write about Ruby Rose how she is far more inspirational than those I’m surrounded with on a daily basis.
There are many who are going to read this article that are still active in that particular religious community and roll their eyes and maybe they will “unfriend,” me for life. Truth is, I don’t care. If you can’t accept people for who they are then you’re technically not even following your own religious teachings. You’re being an inconsiderate human being, in general. It’s not like those of us who are “different,” in your eyes sit and judge you for your worship. So…. why judge those of us who fall into a “description you despise?”
Beyond that, Ruby Rose has not only inspired us to be proud of who we are but to chase our dreams as we are because we don’t have to change in order to achieve our goals. And if there are people out there who don’t like us or won’t give us a “job,” based on how we dress and who we date then you have better doors waiting for you, just be patient. The future is always unknown and it can be even more frightening when you are about to share a part of you that MOST people don’t accept or understand.
Ruby Rose might be best known for her roles in Film and Television but she’s truly an inspiration because of WHO SHE IS AS A PERSON. It’s not what she does on-screen that makes “Ruby Rose everything she is in life.” It’s how hard she has strived to get where she is in life, it’s how she’s opened up without shame about being genderfluid. And it’s about the love she spreads in the world. Rose has supported many charities, rescuing animals, helping out victims of Hurricane Harvey. She travels to Laos and Africa every year to volunteer. She also involves herself in anti-bullying campaigns, works as an ambassador for “Headspace,” helping youth with their mental health and has a strong love for fur babies, supporting PETA with the campaign “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur.” Rose is also a vegan!
What an amazing individual and inspiration she has become over the years. We are super proud of all her hard work and the lives she has been able to help inspire. And when you inspire, you save people. That’s why words are so powerful. It’s important to use your words wisely and to help one another regardless of your beliefs. Rose has been a victim of bullying before and even now, the world isn’t all accepting but guess what? She doesn’t give a crap, that’s what’s up Ruby.
If you’re a lover of Ruby Rose and all she does, stay tuned she’s currently filming “John Wick 3: Parabellum,” as Ares. And she just completed the film “The Meg,” as Jaxx Herd. The Meg is expected to hit theaters on August 10, 2018. And John Wick 3: Parabellum won’t be out until May 2019!
Now we want to hear from you, how has Ruby Rose inspired your life? Sound off in the comments below and remember to be positive. You never know who might be reading and your words can change someone’s life for the better.
[Images are credited to Ruby Rose Instagram].