Words can hurt — just ask beauty lover Nabela Noor, who recently opened up about her experiences with cyberbullying on social media. The popular YouTuber used makeup to write some of the names she has been called in the past on her face to send a message of acceptance and body positivity.
“In 2017, I was called a pig, fat, ugly, a monster… I was told I should kill myself because of how I look. I received thousands of messages like this all year and there have been times where I let those words destroy me,” she wrote. “But as my confidence strengthened, I became a fortress of self-love that could not be broken by the words of unhappy people. I learned quickly that happy people don’t say hurtful things. And that happiness begins with self-love.” Watch the video below to see her most powerful tutorial to date!
She also revealed that she is leaving behind the hate and all those mean slurs as she steps into the new year. “No one can tell us who we are. We are glorious. We are beautiful. We are worthy,” she continued. “This video is a small victory in my self-love revolution and I can’t wait to continue the fight in 2018. I am not the things they say I am. I will never be reduced to their words. I am brave, I am strong, I am who I’m meant to be.” Yas, Nabela!
The Bangladeshi beauty has always been open with her hundreds of thousands of followers when it comes to her struggle with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and weight gain. “Yes, I’m fat. Yes, I’m big… and this is something that I do not need people to tell me because I have a mirror and I know, and I have a scale, and I have a doctor,” she said in an emotional video last August. “Sometimes, I feel really alone. Like, should I stop posting? Should I wait until I’m thinner? It’s so gutwrenching to think that it’s wrong to love yourself in the moment or as you are. There’s nothing wrong with that.” We couldn’t agree more!