the busy and ever-growing influencer landscape is saturated with content ranging from inspiring or intoxicating. this is my take on the void I believe I fill in this environment.
Although there has been a rise in body positivity, there is still a lack of representation for all skin types and conditions. The core of my content provides hope to those who are currently suffering, showing that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that if I can get through this, so can they. I share what I learned on my skin journey: shedding light on a topic that can seem so dark. Many accounts simply share “how to get rid of acne fast” but I choose to share how the difficult experience you endure under acne can teach you valuable lessons and in the end, can make you a stronger, more positive person. I use my pictures as an opportunity to share my voice to fill this void.
My goal is to be a force of positivity and hope for those who are struggling with their skin health. I believe that my personal experience with acne is what sets me apart from other content. Although there has been a rise in “acne influencers,” my content doesn’t just share my raw-bare-acne-filled-face, but, I explain what I have learned from this experience. I am a 21-year-old college student, still suffering from acne. As a student, I share how my acne has shaped my college experience, and even how it has disrupted what I planned would be my college experience. At my age, young teens look up to me who are just beginning their acne journey, and my experience and knowledge throughout the years set me apart from some out-of-touch doctors and skin health coaches online who forget what it’s like to be an anxious, self-shaming teen just trying to fit in. Even though the majority of my content does revolve around my acne journey, I share my life authentically and believe this has helped me create meaningful connections online with my followers. If one of my photos or a line from my caption can spark even the tiniest sliver of hope for someone, I feel so incredibly proud and honored to be that catalyst.