Bloggers Uncensored: with Chichi Writes Beauty
Welcome to this weeks Bloggers Uncensored! If this is your first time reading a BU interview, this is my longest running blog series, and definitely my favourite. This series is a perfect opportunity to read your favourite bloggers' honest and uncensored opinions on real life topics, and to discover new bloggers to follow! This weeks blogger is Chichi Writes Beauty.
Tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Chichi, I work in digital media and marketing and I blog in my spare time. I tend to write about beauty and lifestyle.
Why do you write?
I've always been a writer. I have a natural flair for it and it's a great way for me to express myself. Plus, it's also a great way for me to make money, as I work as a copywriter.
Why did you start blogging?
I stumbled across the blogging world many years ago and since then I've never left (except for the time where I took a break.) Best of all, it's important for me to have a platform of my own where I can showcase my platforms and have complete create control.
What do you love about the blogging world/community?
It's nice to be part of a world that shares the same passions as myself.
What do you hate about the blogging world/community?
The drama and the negative perceptions of being a blogger.
In your opinion, who are the most underrated bloggers?
Demi Colleen. She talks a lot about vegan beauty.
What are some hard truths you have learnt about life?
I've learned the hard way to watch out for toxic, nasty and bitter people that just want to drag you down and destroy you. Unfortunately, these toxic people may come in the form of your friends, family, acquaintance, work colleagues, peers, teachers, flatmates, housemates - anyone you know.
What does freedom mean to you?
The ability to do what you want, whenever you want. Having control over the trajectory of your life. Possessing autonomy and using that to your advantage.
What are your thoughts on mental health and how it's portrayed in today's society?
I'm very proud to see that mental health is a topic that is now openly discussed, but we've still got a long way to go. I feel as though the government needs to do more to make mental health much more accessible to all. Also, a lot of cultures treat mental health as a taboo and that needs to change.
What are your thoughts on feminism and how it's portrayed in today's society?
I identify as a feminist and I have done since my late teens. I think feminism is just as important in today's society but I hate how it's negatively portrayed, especially by misogynists and people who really don't seem to get what it's all about.
What are your thoughts on 'Love is Love' and how it's portrayed in today's society?
True love has no conditions or barriers, and that's the way it should be.
What advice would you give to someone who is fighting a mental illness?
Make sure you seek the right support. I've not been diagnosed with a mental illness but I know I suffer with anxiety, depression and PTSD and what's helping me is seeing my (private) therapist on a regular basis. Also, self-care is key. Look after yourself, make time for yourself and do esteem-able things that boost your happiness and mental well-being.
What advice would you give to someone who is being bullied or harassed?
Don't put up with it. Make sure you seek help immediately. Always remember that you deserve to be treated with respect and common decency.
If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?
Poverty. Everyone deserves an adequate standard of living.
What else do you feel strongly about?
So many things! Where do I even begin? Overall, I believe in making the world a better place.
Let's end this with some fun 'This or That' questions:
Love or money?
Work hard or play hard?
Cups in the cupboard: right side up or upside down?
Right side up.
Chocolate or sex?
Plan everything or wing it?
Happiness or money?
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