I love her for all her perfect flaws.
Q:Hey Rosie, OCD is sometimes associated with above-average intelligence, and I personally agree :)Do you?
Yes definitely. 100% agree from what I’ve seen of it and know of it. Rose is so much more intelligent than she shows anybody. It’s the same with depression; just look at Stephen Fry. He’s so intelligent but suffers so badly from depression. Unfortunately everybody suffers from over thinking. Some more than others xxx
Q:How bad is Rose's OCD? I guess from just watching the short videos, it's very hard to tell she struggles with anything. OCD is very difficult to handle and I know people who have it severely.
People think they know every single detail about our lives from the videos but they couldn’t be further from the truth. Rose has serious OCD and I spent the entirety of last year extremely ill. Things get difficult sometimes of course. I’m not going to complain because many people have problems with illnesses both mental and physical.
But it annoys me when people comment on our lives like they know what’s going on (example being: people writing on YouTube comments that I treat Rose badly…. No.) Rose and I also got annoyed when several people on twitter And tumblr say that we should use our voices to do more for LGBTQA rights… But as Rose said on twitter today, if she were to campaign for ANYTHING it would be to help others with OCD because she has suffered all her life from it so badly. If I were to campaign I’d help people who suffer from the same illnesses as me. But yeah, like any couple, we have our testing times as our ups and our downs but we’ve always come out stronger after any hard time!
Q:Have you ever discussed OCD and your struggles on your channel or is it too personal?
It’s not something I’ve ever discussed or planned to discuss. It’s something so personal, complex and often misunderstood, I wouldn’t really know where to start. I could only EVER talk about my own experiences. I’d never presume to know how OCD affects every sufferer.
But saying that, it’s very unlikely I’d ever make a video going into personal detail. Some things are private and they’re allowed to be. That’s not to say I’m not fully willing to admit I’m a sufferer and the extreme lows it has resulted in. I have no shame.