Definitely agree with this! She doesn't have to talk about her mental health issues if she doesn't want to elaborate on them, it is her right not to. But she could just as easily edit that out, as you said it isn't obvious from other snippets of work. And as you said,if she wanted to elaborate and give us more insight into what she's experiencing and managing that could be very helpful for viewers, and be engaging content.2xblended wrote: ↑Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:37 am^ this! She could do loads of videos of how she styles the same pieces in different ways, just from the sheer volume of stuff she owns, she'd never run out of new combos. Instead she just buys mOAr ~sustainable~ blazers, tees and jeans.
I've only just learnt that she does this with furnishings, too, and that really does indicate that her idea of sustainability runs on a superficial level. Hopefully she'll get more clued up as she grows and tries to improve her consumption habits. Her channel need not suffer as a result and may even grow and attract new viewers as her messaging evolves to become more responsible.
On another note, I was upset that she missed the wedding because she wasn't in a good head space. I so wish she had elaborated on that instead of just glossing over it. I wonder if her and Simon were arguing, which would be a simple thing to get over, or if it was a more serious episode of anxiety or depression that made her feel unable to leave the house and attend the wedding.
She's repeatedly hinting at anxiety and depression but not elaborating enough imho. I don't expect her to spill her guts out since it is such a sensitive topic but a little more insight could help any followers who may be suffering from the same. Having that conversation with followers could bring such comfort to her and also increase her engagement on her channel.
As she's currently handling it- hinting but not really disclosing- it would actually be better if she didn't include that information at all! Nobody would notice she was struggling given that it really doesn't show in any other bits in her videos. She's the one drawing attention to it without any need to, yet is unwilling to disclose even the slightest about what it is she's dealing with.
I just don't see why she would not just exclude that entirely until the day she is ready to talk about it openly (should you ever wish to).
I think doing more of the short format videos (lookbooks, "how to" series) might be less stressful for her (won't have to be "on" all the time).
The thing is, knowing these snippets of her mood and anxiety problems, has made me view her content differently. For example, her IG posts are like she's hiding behind those sunglasses, or trying to hide her low mood by semi smirking or looking pensive. Of course this has been her way of posing/shooting for a very long time, but now it makes me sad for her, because I can't help but wonder if she IS feeling miserable.
I wouldn't wish mental health issues on anyone. I hope she's actually getting the help she needs.