Somebody left a comment on one of my YouTube videos that I would like to address. The comment was “you’ve gotten fat since you started YouTube.” And I usually let those things slide. I have a thick skin, but it hasn’t always been that way. It’s been about a year and a half since I began IIB, and I’d like to say that, yes, I’ve gained weight.
1) I deleted that comment because I don’t want people like that on my channel. The person had a username that was a celebrity, so clearly they’re hiding and trolling on other people too. IIB is a community that I designed for people to be kind to each other. I believe in honesty, but I don’t think that honesty has to be rude.
2) My size is nobody’s business. But I’m going to address this because I feel really strongly about it and on my channel I aim to be a role model for younger girls. You don’t have to look a certain way to be great. This is what my channel is all about! Indira’s INNER Beauty! For so long, I didn’t want to take a medicine that would make me potentially gain weight, so I didn’t and my condition got worse. About a month before I started my channel, I began taking the medicine, gained the weight, and got better. I’m glad that I’m fatter because I’m alive and well. I’d rather be “fat,” healthy and happy than society’s perception of attractive while being ill. I may not love the way my body looks right now, but I’ve accepted that this is how it has to be for me. My body is what it is, but I love it because it is healthy and it gives me the power to do so much more than just simply exist. I also love what’s on the inside of my body. In that year and a half of making videos, I have gotten healthier by taking this medication, and I’ve made a complete 180 as a person. I’m making videos of myself and putting them on the Internet, which takes a lot of guts. Not only guts, but hours upon hours of work and dedication. I love each and every one of my subscribers, and I want to send this message to you: despite what society tells you, it’s not about what your body looks like. A beautiful soul is a trillion times more important than what is perceived to be a pretty face.
I love you guys and thank you to the people who watch my videos or read my blog posts and are kind to me. ❤️