From the outside, Ruby May is the epitome of success in her chosen fields, songwriter, performer, artist manager and promoter.  Scratch the surface a little and you find that, as a person who has experienced significant trauma and the mental health issues that go along with those, May defines success differently to many of us.

    “In the last few years, my life has seen really dramatic change,” she explains.  “I don’t compare myself to other people now.  I’m learning that even to be able to breathe is a miracle in itself.”

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