Shay Mitchell is taking this New Year’s Day to reflect on what was a difficult year for the actress. Mitchell revealed on Instagram today that she faced a great deal of hardship this past year—most significantly, a miscarriage that resulted in the loss of “the child of [her] hopes and dreams.”
Read her full statement on the devastating loss below.
“We all have to deal with various struggles and challenges in life. And sometimes it’s easier to only showcase the good times on social media, which is what leads many people to criticize it for its lack of authenticity.
Having so many people follow me on Instagram and read my posts is both incredibly humbling and hugely uplifting. The support and affection that so many of you show me lifts me up during even my darkest days, one of which happened last year after I miscarried and lost the child of my hopes and dreams.
In the spirit of the new year, I think that we need to remember that we are all on this journey together—in good times and in bad—and to remind ourselves that we seldom really know or understand the struggles and hardships that other people are going through.
So, for 2019, let’s all try to be a little more compassionate, empathetic, patient, and thoughtful with each other.
This sounds like a great resolution to me. I hope that you agree.”
We hope 2019 offers Mitchell the opportunity for healing.