This Makeup Artist Is Challenging People to Wear Their Mental Illnesses
Beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is bringing visibility to mental illness in a beautiful way. On Monday, the 27-year-old makeup artist known online as lilmoonchildd, launched the “Inside Out Challenge,” a social media-based challenge which asks participants to visualize their mental illness using makeup.
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“This project is about changing the way we approach mental illness and removing the stigma attached, which begins with talking about it,” Gheidi told The Mighty. “For many people it’s not easy to share a side of oneself that very few people, if any, get to see. It is challenging to look within yourself and explore the emotions and mental struggles that are often hidden away.”
Who has seen my new YouTube video so far? I’m SO excited to see the looks you guys will be doing (use hashtag #insideoutchallenge so I can see)!!! Just by doing this challenge you are MAKING A DIFFERENCE! You are not only starting an important dialogue about mental health, but you are also telling your friends and family that they are not alone in their struggles, and most importantly you are proving to yourself than you are one incredibly BRAVE person. #letsendthestigma #letstalkaboutit ❤ _______________________________________________ #boomerang #positivevibes #mentalhealth #selflove #challenge #brave #courage #makeup #instamood #instagood #mua #makeupbyme #makeupchallenge
I participated in @lilmoonchildd ‘s #insideoutchallenge which is bringing awareness about MENTAL HEALTH. The “Inside Out Challenge” is artistically expressing how some of us feel on a day to day basis. Some who quietly suffer. For everyone who struggles with this, you are a BRAVE soul. You are not alone in this battle.❤ #positivevibes #awareness #mentalillness #deppression #selflove #makeup #art #makeuplover #plussize #bodypositive #effyourbeautystandards
“As I created my first video I was flooded with feelings of self-doubt, worrying that others wouldn’t like it and perhaps I should just abandon the idea,” she added, urging others to participate. “Although I felt vulnerable, I also found great strength in knowing I am not the only one… This challenge is for everyone, regardless of whether you live with mental illness or not. Let’s start the change – let’s remove the stigma – let’s talk about it.”