Time and time again Zendaya has established herself as a strong role model for her fans, negotiating with Disney until her K.C. Undercover character felt nuanced and strong, releasing a gender inclusive clothing line, and using her platform to speak out about cultural appropriation and politics.
Now, the Spiderman: Homecoming actress is opening up to her fans about stress management, and sparking an important dialogue in the process.
“I literally have a coloring station at my house,” she tweeted on Friday, “in my house we all find it quite therapeutic. It helps me with stress.”
Sure enough, Z shared a photo of her coloring nook, which features a box of colored pencils and markers and a stack of coloring books (with a Disney princess book resting notably on top).
I literally have a coloring station at my house, in my house we all find it quite therapeutic. It helps me with stress. pic.twitter.com/ja5yNTXuds
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) February 9, 2018
Her fans are relating to the anecdote, sharing that they also use coloring to destress — or that her tweet has inspired them to start. The tweet has already garnered over 60,000 likes and 5,000 replies.
now i know what i need to add to my apartment wow
— Demetrius (@DemetriusHarmon) February 9, 2018
I was to get myself a set of new crayons the other day and someone asked if I was getting them for my little sister but in all honesty I love to colour and thank you so much for this beautiful tweet that has brought life to me. #amsototallygettingmethose crayons😍😍😍
— 🐶❤Dog lovers ❤🐶 (@MaggieKalaba) February 9, 2018
Can I color with you? My body’s made of stress.
— andy ✨ (@weirdflufff) February 9, 2018
Coloring, of course, isn’t a wild celebrity suggestion like only drinking smoothies that you should probably-definitely not follow. It generates wellness and quietness and is recommended by psychologists to help abolish worries.