Rachell Hofstetter aka Valkyrae may look perfect on the surface but during an off-script interaction session with her fans, she revealed the idea of taking her own life crossed her mind back when things were far from how they are now.
YouTube may not have overtaken Twitch in the streaming department but the gap is closing every day, Rae is one of those personalities who has helped YouTube Gaming reach where they are today. Being one of the biggest streamers on the platform, she has dubbed the ‘Queen of the YouTube’. Rightfully so, last year’s success landed helped her overtake Pokimane as the most viewed female YouTuber and eventually earning a spot at the table as the co-owner of 100 Thieves.
Before turning into a celebrity, Hofstetter had her fair share of troubles. Her life now is far from the time that she thought of harming herself.
“I’m telling you guys alright, things get better with time, with consistency, with effort, and with perspective, okay? That is how I get through life. It really helps to grow and getting past obstacles. Like there was a time in my life where I remember sitting in my room. I had a razor. I was holding it and I remember just looking at it and holding it. I was heavily considering actually causing harm, you know? Like looking back, I can’t believe how different my life has changed from back then. That was like ten years ago and now I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.” she said.
Setting an example for everyone, Rae showed everyone that how unpredictable life can be. Unpleasant moments are common to all but staying strong through it is all that matters, and her life speaks for it. Fans appreciated her share moments for her past that they can relate to thus further developing the bond between them.