On Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 popular beauty influencer and YouTuber NikkieTutorials, aka Nikkie de Jager, took to her Instagram to alert her 12.9 million followers of a new YouTube video she posted, as beauty vloggers typically do. However, instead of her usual product reviews and tutorials, for this video, she shared a much more personal, emotional message. In the video, de Jager revealed that she is transgender, and immediately, her almost 13 million "glow babies" rallied to support her on social media. Seriously, these Tweets About NikkieTutorials coming out as transgender will probably make you tear up.
You can check out the full video here. And after you watch, see below for just how supportive her online community of fans and other beauty influencers is.
In the video, Nikkie touches on how she is revealing this about herself as a way to take back her power. "Today, I am here to share something with you that I’ve always wanted to share with you one day, but under my own circumstances, and it looks like that chance has been taking away from me," she said. "Today I am taking back my own power."
"I am here to openly share that I am transgender," she said. "And with this message, I want to inspire little Nikkies around the world who feel insecure, who feel out of place, who feel misunderstood," she continued.
"I hope by me standing up and being free that it inspires others to do the same, to truly live your life like you want it and the way you deserve it. This world needs us. We need to accept each other. We need to respect each other. But most of all, we need to hear each other and understand," she so eloquently said. And with that heartfelt message, her 17 minute video triggered a tremendous outpour of love from so many different people.
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