Beauty YouTuber Nikkie Tutorials has come out as transgender in a video on her YouTube channel.
The 25 year old YouTuber revealed she had been forced to make the public statement after being blackmailed and was “taking back her own power” by posting a video sharing her story.
“Planet earth is full of labels and I never felt comfortable with labels. I wanted to be my own person, my own identity, my own human being, without any rules, without any labels and without any restrictions.” she said.
“I wanted to start the year off by finally revealing a part of my life that has made me who I am. I can’t believe I’m saying this today, to all of you, for the entire world to see, but damn it feels good to finally do it. It’s time to let go and be finally free.
“They said they wanted to leak it because I’m lying, or that I don’t want to tell my truth or because I’m too scared for people to know who I truly am.
All we have to say is, we love you girl!! So proud of you.