Mayim Bialik has had a less than conventional life, to say the least.
The Big Bang Theory actress first found fame on Blossom in her early teens. Now the star has opened up about what it was like to grow up on television, and how it impaired her psychological development as a woman.
Mayim Bialik’s Girling Up
Mayim Bialik recently wrote a book entitled Girling Up: How To Be Strong Smart and Spectacular. The book is a how to of sorts for young women. It guides them as they come of age in today’s world, and educates them about their bodies and minds. Mayim recently opened up about why she felt compelled to write the book, and what it was like to come of age on camera.
Mayim has admitted her experience of puberty was unique. The star grew up in the limelight, getting tutored on the set of the 90s hit Blossom. Mayim said, “My first kiss was on camera. My second kiss was on camera. I didn’t have a boyfriend until I was out of high school… I didn’t hook up with people. I didn’t understand a lot of the things other kids were talking about or were interested in. I arrived at puberty very late. So all of those things lead to a very different kind of female experience.”
Mayim Wants To Help Others
Because Mayim had such a unique experience, she felt compelled to write a book that could guide other young women like herself. She explained, ““I wrote a book kind of about all things female… From puberty and sex and dating and hormones, to how we learn and what we put in our bodies, how we cope with difficult things and how ultimately we can make an impact in the world. The book’s written for 10- to 18-year-old girls. But other people can read it who know girls in that age range.”
Will you be picking up a copy of Mayim Bialik’s Girling Up?