Learning about feminism gave me loads of confidence to know who I am, and what I like. I started watching Ru Paul’s Drag Race when I was 19, and became obsessed with make-up and the concept of gender. It made me question what was beautiful. Ru said: ‘If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?’ and I realised I really need to get out of the spiral I was in – it was time to start practicing self-love!
I stopped being scared about being beautiful enough – I didn’t want to live my life thinking that the way I looked was important to anybody else but me.
Now I empower myself. Yeah, I love myself and why shouldn’t I?