The Winx Saga star Abigail Cowen Talks About Mental Health & Overcoming Bullies
Abigail Cowen is a former star of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and is currently stepping into the leading role in Netflix’s latest teen TV drama, Fate: The Winx Sagas.
Since she began her acting career, she has been polishing it from the beginning. However, to reach where she is now, she also went through a traumatized past. Recently, she opened up about the bullying she faced when she was at school. Abigail also explained that she was bullied at school for merely having red hair.
“I was very bullied in middle school for actually having red hair. Just brutal stuff written on the internet,”
“At that time, you don't want to feel different. You want to fit in. You want to be just like everyone else.”
The devastating accident leads her to go through mental trauma, due to which she had to take therapy.
Abigail also opened up on how her character Bloom resembles her a lot. On the Nickelodeon based cartoon Fate: Winx Saga, Bloom, a California teenager, learns she is a fairy after a devastating accident moves to a magical boarding school in the ‘Otherworld.’ There she not only come to terms with her powers but also combat against monsters.
Likewise, in real life, Abigail is also no less than a fairy who overcame her dark past and moved on with her life.
During an interview with glamourmagazine.co.uk, Abigail said, I've learned I'm an introvert but I can get carried away with people-pleasing in a sense of forgetting that I'm an introvert and really overextending myself. Making sure that I do listen and check in with myself a lot and see if I'm getting kind of overstimulated or see if I'm feeling really heavy or just exhausted, and listening to that and honoring that. That's been a really big thing in my life that I've had to learn to manage because I'm pretty bad at that.
Therapy as well is really wonderful - I'm all about therapy. I think we need to normalize it more, get people talking, in touch with their emotions, their past, realizing why certain people do things and why you feel a certain way. That's been life-changing for me as well.
That healing is not linear. That it's not just something where you're going to wake up one day and feel great. There are going to be days where you're dealing with a new issue. You have to figure out how to deal with it and figure out the tools to deal with it because tools are so important. Those are the things that you do learn in a therapy setting. There will be times where you don't feel your best self, and that's okay. Be patient with yourself and continue on.