If you consider yourself a beauty junkie, then you know who NikkieTutorials is. Also known by her real name, Nikki de Jager, this makeup influencer has an active YouTube channel, loaded with crazy-good tutorials, and almost 14 million followers on Instagram. This industry star shocked the world when she came out as transgender in January…
…and, yesterday, shared a post on her feed in honour of Transgender Day of Visibility, which is recognised annually on 31 March. Get ready to be hit in the feels!
NikkieTutorials honours Transgender Day of Visibility
In January this year, makeup guru NikkieTutorials revealed to the world that she is transgender. And in honour of Transgender Day of Visibility yesterday, she shared a happy, yet emotional, post with her enormous following.
The post is a picture featuring what she looks like now (complete with bougie brows) versus how she looked when she first introduced the world (or at least her classmates) to Nikkie, leaving her former name and identity behind. It was also her first time wearing a ‘girly outfit’ and sported a feminine hairstyle. ‘I remember feeling so terrified but strong at the same time,’ she says in the caption. ‘I wish I could hug that girl, look her straight into her eyes and tell her “you’re doing exactly what you need to be doing. hold on queen!”’
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happy #transdayofvisibility 💙💖 2020 completely changed my life, and at times it got really, really dark… but looking back now, I’ve never felt so free. on the left is the day we left my dead-name in the past and I reintroduced myself to my classmates as Nikkie. it was the first day I wore a girly outfit and had my hair in braids. I remember feeling so terrified but strong at the same time… I wish I could hug that girl, look her straight into her eyes and tell her: “you’re doing exactly what you need to be doing. hold on queen!” 😢🥺 on the right is me yesterday.. a strong woman who sometimes still is scared of the world but knows she has the most amazing support system behind her 🥰
2020 has undoubtedly been a massive year for NikkieTutorials (and we’ve only just reached April!). What’s next for her, other than slaying the makeup game? We’re hoping for wedding pics (and a drool-worthy bridal face beat!).
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