In a genuine and intense new episode of her popular YouTube series, Ingrid Nilsen comes out as gay and talks about growing up in an environment where it wasn’t okay to be gay. She recalls having crushes on girls in preschool, but learning quickly to suppress her desires and lock it all away. She talks about dating guys, being afraid, living with a wall between herself and the world, having secret hookups with women — stuff a lot of y’all can probably relate to. So I’ll stop talking about it and just encourage you to watch the whole damn thing yourself:
Ingrid Nilsen has been a top YouTuber for quite some time (she has nearly 3.5 million YouTube subscribers and 1.1 million Instagram followers), producing lifestyle, fashion and makeup-related videos. She recently affirmed to The Huffington Post that she considers herself a “private person” but that she felt, entering her mid-twenties, ready to start making more “introspective” videos for her viewers, telling HuffPo, “I wanted to create things that were meaningful and a true reflection of where I am in my life.” Looks like she’s off to a very strong start in that department!
Ingrid is already celebrating with Lesbian YouTube Grandmaster Hannah Hart: