As many of you may know, I am a beauty vlogger and blogger, but I’ve decided to shift my focus for a hot second (and maybe even start a new series) for an interesting discussion/debate on things happening in the world of social media.
Most of you may have heard of Essena O’Neill, the ex-Instagram model turned social media activist who’s been garnering a lot of online attention lately. Essena is a 19 year old who began her social media-based career when she was only 12. Over the past 7 years, the pressures involved in this world built up so much that she essentially had a meltdown and decided to turn on social media, exposing its “realities” and all of the alleged misery involved with this kind of lifestyle.
After reading and watching everything Essena’s posted in the last week or so, I’ve developed a few thoughts of my own regarding her decision to “quit social media”. Check out what I have to say in my video below, and don’t forget to leave a comment about what you think of Essena’s recent actions.
Let’s get this discussion started!