Mayim Bialik recently opened up about growing up on television, and says that she wishes someone had warned her that life would be hard.
The Big Bang Theory actress, first known for her work on Blossom, has been candid about her writing, life, and personal struggles.
Mayim Bialik Grew Up On Camera
Mayim Bialik came of age in a unique way. The Big Bang actress grew up in front of the television screen, on the hit TV show Blossom. Mayim recently told news reporters, “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.”
Because of her unique experience, Mayim felt compelled to write her latest book, Girling Up: How To Be Smart Strong and Spectacular. The star admits that she felt alone as she went through puberty, and became a woman. Mayim said, “when I was 15, if someone had said to me, ‘Things are going to hurt in your life, and you’re going to feel these emotions and this is what it does to your body if you don’t take care of them, here are the three things that you can do, you can teach yourself to breathe, you can teach yourself to meditate, you can find solace in friendship, in music, in art’ — if someone had said those things to me, I think it would have saved me a lot of heartache and a lot of difficulty.”
Mayim’s Letter To Young Women
Mayim admitted that in her family they didn’t talk much about emotions, hormones, or growing up at all. She hopes her book can fill that void for young women coming of age in today’s fast paced society. She said, “…what I decided to do with this book is write the book that I wish that I had had.”