Ascia is an American-Kuwaiti blogger, entrepreneur, model, and fashion designer who’s often bullied for breaking cultural beauty norms. Criticised for her tattoos and piercings, Ascia chooses to rise above the negativity by focusing on the beauty in others instead. Ascia Al Faraj
Tess always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer. However, when she lost the use of her right hand, make-up became her creative outlet instead. When she experiences beauty cyberbullying, she doesn’t put up with the negativity. Instead, she just laughs it off and focuses on other things, like being one of Instagram’s most exciting (and hilarious) beauty influencers. Tess Daly
Stef Sanjati is a transgender woman, activist, and influencer from Canada who experienced bullying from a very young age. Her striking facial features, the result of a genetic mutation called Waardenburg Syndrome, were once the source of bullying. Now, she celebrates her beauty and is one of the internet’s most empowering voices. Stef Sanjati
Fifi is a model and artist with a really uplifting approach to bullying. Targeted because of her eyebrows, her response is to combat hate with love. She’ll often contact her attackers directly to send them messages of positivity, helping them understand that she is a real person and that they don’t have to resort to hurtful behaviour online. Fifi Anicah
Chessie King is on a mission to spread body positivity and happiness all over the world. A presenter and social media role model, she aims to inspire her followers by showing them a more realistic view of what goes on behind the camera, and occasionally faces negativity for it. But she’ll never let that stop her from helping other women find their confidence. Chessie King
Kadeeja suffers from acne and once relied on Photoshop to give her skin that ‘perfect look’. But, now, she embraces her beauty and uses her Instagram to empower her followers to never hide who they are. Kadeeja Khan
A plus-sized model with albinism, Joanne is frequently bullied for the way she looks. So much so that she once deleted her Instagram account because of it. But, now, she’s moved past the negativity and has launched a successful career as a London-based model, having worked on several beauty and fashion campaigns. Joanne Dion
Eden is a UK-based model. When she was younger, she was bullied and told to bleach her skin. Back then, she would delete her photos because of the negative comments. Now, however, she embraces her beauty and has made it her mission to stand up to bullies everywhere. Eden Brown
Anthony is a performance artist and dancer based in the UK. He gets bullied for wearing heels, make-up, and a nose ring. But he just takes these comments in his stride, proving his bullies wrong by being a creative and inspiring force of positivity. Anthony Pius
Lucy is a student from the UK who has been bullied for the size of her forehead. Instead of hiding away and letting this get to her, she embraces it and often incorporates it into her look, playfully referring to it as her ‘fivehead’. Not one to give into bullies, her fearless attitude is an inspiration to all girls. Lucy Prigmore
Seventeen-year-old Jason Kerr is a talented, self-taught make-up artist from Glasgow. When he was starting out in his career, people he knew would open fake Instagram accounts just to bully him. These days, he doesn’t let the negative comments get under his skin as he pursues his passion for make-up. Jason Kerr
Once bullied as a young child, Paula Gonu has now become a passionate advocate for our cause. She firmly believes that the key to ending beauty cyberbullying – in fact, all kinds of bullying – is education, and she uses her platform, as well as her large social following, to help people understand why it’s wrong. Paula Gonu
Ewa – aka Red Lipstick Monster – has been bullied for her daring and unique use of colour in her looks. But she doesn’t let that get in the way of her creativity. She firmly believes we should all be able to express ourselves as we like. Ewa Grzelakowska
Yuki is a Japanese model and fashion student who recently moved to the UK from Japan. Back home, she felt insecure about her freckles and signature pout, and would hide them behind a face mask. Now, she feels much more confident and celebrates her beauty. Yuki Beniya
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