Michelle Williams has been through some extreme ups and downs since the disassembly of Destiny’s Child. The gospel singer has been turning lemons into lemonade lately but that doesn’t stop people from making insensitive comments.
Williams took to Instagram to share a story about how someone told her that she didn’t ‘look’ depressed.
“‘You don’t look like you’ve been depressed to me!’That was a statement someone said to me. It almost made me feel guilty for doing the work to feel better, look better and BE BETTER!!”
She continued by sharing what inspired her to make a change.
“I began to wonder how long was I supposed to walk around looking like what I had been through. Now don’t get it twisted, I definitely looked and felt a mess but I made the decision to get it together!!”
This comes after Michelle revealed on July 17 that she was seeking treatment for depression and anxiety.
After completing the stint, the 38-year-old decided from that day forward to publicly advocate for mental health awareness.
In a social media post, Michelle wrote, in part: “Thank you ALL sooooooooooooooo much for every message of love and support sent! My family, friends and fiancé have been AWESOME! Sitting here reflecting on the past two weeks. I had no plans of what I was going through being public BUT now that it is I have a made an even BIGGER commitment to the mental health awareness area. So many people are suffering, hurting, hopeless, lost and don’t see a way out but there is. Depression sucks, but my faith in God and my commitment to doing the work to stay well is my way out!”
It was recently announced that Williams and her fiance, Chad Johnson, will be doing a reality show for OWN. The news received mixed reviews.