Amber Rose is one tough lady.
But it hasn’t always been easy for the 32-year-old. In excerpts from her new book, How To Be A Bad Bitch – which have been shared by DailyMail — the bodacious beauty offers up advice on how to stand up for yourself.
However, she also revealed her past mental health issues, explaining that she’s suffered from depression:
“Depression definitely runs in my family so maybe it was hereditary. Or maybe it’s just how I’m wired.”
But, sadly, that’s not all the model has a history of struggling with. She also remembers having her first panic attack at the young age of twelve, writing:
“I also had my first panic attack at age 12. Not that I knew what it was at the time. All of a sudden my peripheral vision started to vanish. Everything I looked at seemed a little off. My mom took me to the doctor. They couldn’t find anything wrong with me but I started having this feeling frequently, like everything was suddenly animated and I was in a different world. I learned to start talking myself down. Amber, this is real life. You’re not in a movie right now. Everything is fine, just calm down. This is no big deal. With a little practice I got to where I could manage my anxiety. I eventually went to a doctor who diagnosed me with panic attacks and gave me medication for moments when I was having severe anxiety.”
Woah. That’s terrifying for anyone to experience, let alone a young girl.
But, the momma-of-one has some words of wisdom for anyone who’s had similar attacks, saying:
“If you’re feeling anything like this I definitely recommend that you go to a doctor. Like me, if you’ve been living with a problem like this for years, you might be amazed how much better you can feel.”
The lovely lady also shared some secrets about how to have a healthy love life, even though she hasn’t had the best of luck herself.
The women’s rights activist used to date Kanye West before he allegedly cheated on her with Kim Kardashian West. The Slut Walk pioneer opens up about her experiences with infidelity in the book, spilling:
“The sad truth is love breeds denial on both sides… when the truth of someone’s actions is finally unveiled reality sinks in and you eventually realize that you know the whole time. You knew he wasn’t happy. You knew he was cheating. You just didn’t want to admit it… men cheat, period. Maybe he hasn’t cheated on you yet, but there will come a time when most men do seek fulfillment outside the relationship, whether it’s with work, the gym or another woman.”
“I have given away too much of my power in every relationship I’ve ever had. I’ve always had a lot of great ideas I didn’t do anything about because I let my significant other belittle me or tell me I shouldn’t go after them. Instead of supporting me and motivating me to do better in life some men I’ve supposedly loved didn’t want me to pursue my dreams, because they inconvenience our relationship or make them insecure in their own accomplishments.”
However, Wiz’s ex explains that from here on out, she’s looking out for number one, adding:
“Never again. I hope you ladies won’t let it happen to you, either.”
We’re so proud of Amber for bravely opening up about such sensitive subjects in her life, and if you want to read every page of this book, How To Be A Bad Bitch is now available on Amazon![Image via TNYF/WENN.]