Hello! Welcome to my little corner of the Internet. I’ve been blogging here since 2013 and have loved every minute of it.
I’m a blogger, content creator and photographer. I started out writing about beauty products that I’d save up from my minimum wage college job to buy. This quickly grew into something I’m so proud of – a whole community of people who love beauty, fashion and equality. I started writing about equality and diversity after realising that the beauty industry had no one like me in it. A girl who was born with disfigurement and didn’t exactly fit the mould of a typical influencer at the time.
I have Cystic Hygroma, a rare facial condition that has caused me to be disfigured. I have had many corrective surgeries on my face, that had to be privately fundraised. From an early age, I was featured in the media due to the complex nature of my condition. It is a huge defining part of my life, and I’m very proud to be able to represent such a small number of people – who are all so incredible. Throughout my career, I have achieved many things I’m incredibly proud of, however, being a Digital Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust is definitely a career highlight, and working with a charity that has changed so many young people’s lives for the better is exactly how I envisioned using my platform.
In February 2018, I won the “Young Achiever” award at the Chronicle Glass Slipper Awards for my work on my blog and social influence. Later that year I was featured on BBC Three’s Skin Deep series to talk about my journey with makeup and what that means to me.
In 2019, I was invited to Parliament to partake in a round-table discussion alongside Gateshead College to talk about education equality. I was the voice for students in the UK, to express how important it is that young people are given an equal opportunity in their access to higher education.
Summer 2019 I was featured on This Morning, which was easily one of the most defining moments of my career. To be able to share my story on a national level was something I never would have dreamed of when starting this blog. A few years ago I was just a young girl who loved makeup and worked long shifts at McDonald’s to be able to afford a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, and now, thanks to my incredible readers and community, I am able to fulfil my dream of being a full-time blogger.
I have now worked with brands such as McDonalds, Sanctuary, Cadbury, Oral B, Land Rover, Freya, Philip Kingsley, Revolution Bars and more. If you’d like to work together, my email is email@example.com.
I’m so excited to see where 2020 takes me and I have a long way to go to spread my message of inclusivity, diversity, equality and of course, love of beauty.