hey, you wanted to hear more about my past -- before YouTube & Frilliance -- it was not a good time for me as a kid in school.
it all ties into why i am & who i am today and why i startedFrilliance.
i was born is northern california in 2003. fast forward 4 years to elementary school, when my life was miserable (so dramatic i know haha).
i started really struggling with all things book-related. i could never understand what i was learning, i was made fun for not understanding. kids never wanted to do projects with me because i was known as the “dummy.”
getting called on to read out loud made every part of my body shake. the kids laughed & the teachers never helped.
i went through a ton of testing and evaluations with no real results for most of 3rd grade.
i was unhappy (& miserable to be around). i didn't understand why i was different from other kids.
as a last resort, i went to a summer school for kids with learning problems. my teacher noticed that my eyes darted around while reading (& i skipped entire lines when reading out loud).
turns out i’m legally blind in my left eye & my eyes don't work together (the official condition isamblyopia). on top of that, i am dyslexic. i needed glasses & special vision therapy.
i started filming makeup videos on my laptop & uploading on YouTube. makeup became my best friend. it was my way of ranting & expressing myself through my makeup.
makeup saved me (sounds super dramatic but it’s true). then i started making my own lip glosses on the kitchen stove.