Ingrid Nilsen on Coming Out, Finding Your Style & Staying True To Yourself
In this episode Online Video Personality and NYC Creative, Ingrid Nilsen takes us behind her highlight reel to chat about what it was like to come out to her audience of over 7 million, the journey to accepting her skin and her advice to those who are struggling to speak their truth.
Ingrid Nilsen has spent 10 years pioneering a new industry that has changed the way media and advertising is consumed. With over 8 million followers across her social channels, Nilsen uses her platform to challenge the beauty and wellness industry through informative content and interviews with some of the world’s most influential people, including President Obama and Bill and Melinda Gates. Her CoverGirl Ambassadorship was the first brand partnership of its kind between a traditional beauty brand and an online personality, and she has gone on to partner with global brands like Amazon, Unilever and bareMinerals. Nilsen was awarded the Digital Innovator Award by TrevorLive, the Streamy Beauty Channel Award, was selected for Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 and named a UN Change Ambassador for Gender Equality.
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RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Follow Ingrid on Instagram – @ingridnilsen
Watch Ingrid on YouTube – Ingrid Nilsen
Listen to Ingrid’s Podcast – @onesteppodcast
The Famous Pimple Post – All Skin is Good Skin
Coming Out Video – Everybody watch this
Meet My Girlfriend Video – We Love Erica
RAW Podcast: 5 Beliefs That Are Holding You Back – Mik Zazon
David’s Tea: Sunny C – Tea Time
SHORT ON TIME? Here are some key topics we covered…
1:08 – Saje Moment
3:52 – What beauty and fashion mean to Ingrid
5:30 – How to channel the ability to tap into what feels right for you
9:00 – The no makeup, major zit Instagram photo: all skin is good skin
13:10 – Re-evaluating your relationship with makeup
17:00 – Ingrid’s offline, off-the-grid fantasies: using the internet as an intentional tool
21:53 – The viral video from 2015 and what it means to Ingrid
23:00 – How Ingrid came out to herself before anybody else
33:25 – Breaking down the stereotypes of being a lesbian
36:15 – Gaydar: playing into stereotypes, assumptions and patriarchal systems
42:53 – Ingrid’s advice for those struggling to speak their truth
44:31 – What “doing the work” looks like for Ingrid
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