I first came across lngrid Nilsen about a decade ago on Youtube, when she was known as MissGlamorazzi.
She is an American women who is half Thai/ Norwegian by heritage and works as a social media influencer (I believe?!). As a teenager, I didn’t see many of us halfies around so when I discovered that we had a similar racial background, I felt a connection. Even though she is only a couple of years older than me, she became someone I looked up to, almost like the big sister I never had. I do believe that representation for all is important, and Ingrid Nielsen’s channel fulfilled that role for me during my late teen years.
Back when she was MissGlamorazzi, she was solely a beauty channel. In recent years she has made movements in female empowerment, and I believe it was somewhere around that time that she changed her Youtube channel’s name to Ingrid Nilsen.
She gives a pretty honest, and balanced point of a view and I genuinely enjoy listening to her thoughts. Moving away from her beauty videos, some some really interesting videos that I liked are:
- MY PERIOD: THEN VS. NOW | Ingrid Nilsen
- Why I Stopped Shaving | Ingrid Nilsen
- Being A Gay Asian Woman: My Experience | Ingrid Nilsen
She still is an active member in the beauty community and I still really enjoy watching those videos, but it is amazing to see how she has branched out into speaking about more taboo topics, such as our periods and female body hair. They shouldn’t be taboo, and we shouldn’t be ashamed of hair on our bodies and I really appreciate listening to thoughts and videos from her. Her life experiences are very different to mine, and I very much enjoy learning and hearing about the experiences of others.
There’s a reason I’ve been watching her for a decade, I genuinely come away from her videos feeling good, or even more informed . For that, she is my May favourite and I will probably watch her for a decade more.
If you want to go check her out her Youtube and Instagram are linked below