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NikkieTutorials Reveals She's A Transgender Woman: "I Am Nikkie, I Am Me"

Nikkie shares, "It is 2020, and it is time for us to understand, accept, hear, and respect."
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Nikkie de Jager, popularly known for her YouTube channel NikkieTutorials, decided to share something deeply personal to her viewers in an emotional and empowering video. In her latest upload entitled "I'm Coming Out" published on January 14, the YouTube beauty guru revealed that she is transgender. Nikkie says, "When I was younger, I was born in the wrong body, which means that I am transgender."

The 25-year-old began the video by explaining why she decided that now was the best time to open up to her viewers. "I wanted to share something with you that I've always wanted to share with you one day," she says. "But under my own circumstances. And it looks like that chance has been taken away from me, so today I am taking back my own power." Supporters of Nikkie then began to speculate that someone might have blackmailed the YouTuber into revealing this info about her before she was ready to do it herself.

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Nikkie then proceeded to share empowering words to her viewers hoping to inspire "little Nikkies" to do the same and urged everyone else to show their support to people "who feel out of place." She shares, "It is 2020, and it is time for us to understand, accept, hear, and respect."

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The video has already earned around 5.5 million views in five hours. Fans of the makeup artist and beauty YouTuber expressed their support on social media.

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Nothing but love for you, Nikkie!

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Cold Food

The most thrilling and delightful moment of any school day is opening up your baon during breaks. There is always so much excitement in unveiling your homemade meal and snacks housed inside matching heat-insulating containers. Because preparing packed meals is an age-old tradition of showing parental love, loved ones pour effort into curating a nutritious meal accompanied by a selection of side dishes, desserts, and beverages daily; it reminds us that we are being taken care of, even from far away.

Baon plays a significant role in a Filipino childhood. Almost every Filipino child comes to school with baon made especially for them by their parents or household helpers. Even Filipinos in the labor force continue to bring baon for varying reasons: to save money, recycle leftovers, cater to personal taste, or attend to special needs. Nonetheless, eating your baon is a heart-warming experience that allows Filipinos to bring a piece of home along with them wherever they go.

Even other cultures practice making packed lunch. In Japan, mothers create bento--Japanese meals in partitioned boxes. Because of the popularity of bento, trends have emerged, such as the Kyaraben, or character-themed bento. Naturally, Japanese parents and students began competing for who had the cutest and tastiest bento, and this is similar to what I have witnessed in my own childhood. I remember seeing my classmates sharing their snacks and lunches. They would compare and boast about their parents' or yayas’ cooking. In my case, I never had the chance to join in the competition or indulge in homemade cooking. Up until this day, I have never brought any baon to school.

For a long time, I envied others. As trivial or petty as it may seem, not having baon became a problem for my grade school self. During that time, I had to sit in a separate cafeteria away from my friends because the kids who bought food were assigned to sit elsewhere. You could consider me spoiled, but I wanted to experience something most kids did. I had food at home, so what made it so hard to bring some with me to school?

Now that I am on my final year in high school I have come to realize the benefits of purchasing my own food. Since I spent on food everyday, I learned to budget my allowance at a young age. Over the years, I learned to practice self-control whenever I wanted to eat more greasy fries and drink sweetened beverages. I have tasted the strangest viands at the school cafeterias, and I have repeatedly satiated myself over my latest delicious discoveries. Despite the struggles, I am thankful that I have never had baon because of what I have learned. Not to mention, I never had to experience eating cold food.

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