Ruthy Pearce, dancer for ReQuest Dance Crew, opens up about her struggle with depression

A member of the uber talented ReQuest Dance Crew, boasting over 110,000 followers on Instagram, a CV littered with A-List artists of people she's danced with but behind this seemingly perfect life, Ruthy Pearce is battling her own struggles.

At the age of 14 she knew something was up and since then she's had the long, hard battle of trying to beat the depression that lingers over her. 

Speaking with Hikurangi Jackson from Marae, Ruthy and her whanau open up about dealing with depression and hopes her story can reach out to other young teens in Aotearoa who also have mental illness.