Shailene Woodley made headlines when she was arrested at Standing Rock last year. She was charged with criminal trespassing in Sioux County, North Dakota, and pled guilty to one count of disorderly conduct that resulted in a year’s probation.
The entire situation was an understandably scarring one. She has recently spoken out about the symptoms she has experienced since her arrest. Shailene revealed to Marie Claire:
When you’re in a jail cell and they shut that door, you realize no one can save you. If there’s a fire and they decide not to open the door, you’ll die. You are a caged animal. There was so much trauma. Mine was like, ‘What do I do now?’ Kind of like a little bit of depression.”
To cope with everything, Shailene switched off her phone for three months, taking that time to recover from the experience. She concluded the interview speaking about about how people can make a difference for causes that they care about, whether that’s purchasing a reusable water bottle, being mindful of what kinds of food they are consuming, or researching the companies that they give their money to.