13 YouTube Beauty Gurus Who Spoke Out About Their Struggle With Anxiety
Although YouTubers make a living by acting bright and bubbly in front of a camera for millions to judge, not all of them are quite as happy on the inside as they appear in their videos. Like more mainstream celebrities Jennifer Lawrence and Ellie Goulding, many of your favorite YouTube beauty gurus also struggle with severe anxiety and have spoken out their battle.
Zoe Sugg has suffered with anxiety and panic attacks for over a decade and says she “can’t even leave [her] bed” when she feels extremely anxious. Bunny Meyer, a.k.a grav3yardgirl, actually started her YouTube channel as a way to help cope with her mental illness. Nikki Phillippi was actually just recently diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and even more recently opened up to her subscribers about how she deals. Needless to say, anxiety is no longer a taboo topic, especially in the YT beauty community, because so many people have it and want to know their fans who also struggle aren’t alone.
Out of all the beauty gurus who are open about their battle with anxiety, Zoe is perhaps the most outspoken. The 26-year-old has always been open about how bad her panic attacks have been and how she deals with her mental illness, even before she gained more than 10 million subscribers on YouTube. Back in 2011, the beauty guru wrote an entire blog post about her experience the disorder on her website.
"I've suffered with panic attacks for 6 and a half years, and so I'm writing this blog post for those of you who struggle to understand, feel alone, need advice or need someone else to understand."
From that point on, Zoe has posted numerous videos about anxiety and has even recorded herself as she was dealing with a panic attack in hopes of shedding light on the disorder.