She Removed Her Makeup To Reveal The Truth About Her Skin, And It’s Powerful.
People are visual beings. Whether we like it or not, we make judgement of others based on appearances. And with the power of social media, it is easy to share an opinion regardless of how cruel it is about the way someone looks.
Women, young and old tend to be on the receiving end of the hurtful comments. One woman named Em Ford knew all too well what it was like to be judged based on what she looked like. The 26-year-old started her own YouTube channel. Her make-up tutorials exposed her to an unlimited number of insults about her face.
Rather than shut down her work, Em chose to stand up to the online bullies by showing her true self without make-up on.
Em Ford is more than just a pretty face.
The London based former model is the beauty blogger behind the popular YouTube channel My Pale Skin.
She shares all the tricks of the trade she learned as a model.
Em's tutorials usually begin with her being make-up free. This has exposed her to some very hurtful and vicious comments from people all over the world.
She decided to take a stand.
Em captured some of the mean and disturbing comments posted on her videos. "The problem with social media is that people forget that there is somebody else at the other end of the keyboard," says Em.
She was worried that the mean comments directed towards her would hurt her followers who might also not have the best skin.
She made a video called "You Look Disgusting." Em does not speak at all, but let's all the comments directed at her show up in the background.
Slowly she begins to peel away the make-up.
"You have this platform and you can choose to make somebody happy or you can choose to take somebody's happiness away in one comment," says Em.
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