Here’s your happy cry for the day.
We’ve been fans of beauty vlogger Ingrid Nilsen for a few years. She’s always seemed like such a positive and happy person. It seems that behind it all, she’s been hiding a big part of herself from everyone—she’s gay.
Ingrid decided to share her coming-out story with her millions of fans by posting a very personal YouTube video. In it, the 26-year-old talks about how her upbringing caused her to lock this part of herself away. She admits to always having crushes on girls and checking out young ladies in class when she was growing up, but she kept suppressing her sexuality. Until recently, Ingrid was in a serious relationship with a man and, although they’ve ended things, her former partner has been very supportive as she’s started to accept who she is.
“I want to live my life unapologetically because this is who I am,” she said. “And I’m not going to apologize for who I am anymore.”
Grab a box of tissues and watch Ingrid’s video.