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Shalom Blac

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Inspiration can come from anywhere. Whether it be from a role model, a close friend, or even from someone you’ve never met, if you’re open minded enough, you’ll find yourself feeling inspired by anyone. Shalom Blac is not only inspirational herself, but she’s someone who’s able to find inspiration in anything she does.

The Nigeria born beauty blogger was accidentally burned when she was just 9 years old, leaving severe injuries on her head, face and neck, changing her outer appearance forever. The damage, however, wasn’t just physical as she also suffered emotional abuse from bullying and harassment at her middle school. It wasn’t until a few years later that Shalom was able to find inspiration within herself. “I wanted to stop feeling sorry for myself,” she told CNN last year. “And I didn’t want people to feel sorry for me. I wanted to be happy.” In her search for happiness, she found joy from watching makeup tutorials on YouTube and felt inspired enough to start her own channel. She wanted to use her platform to feel better about her looks while also inspiring fans to feel the same.

Fast forward to the present day where Shalom Blac is now a successful beauty blogger with over 1 million YouTube subscribers. Through her makeup tutorials and inspirational video content, she’s become the epitome of self-confidence as she uses her journey to inspire fans to love themselves with and without makeup.

Shalom recently spent the day at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital where, after giving a makeover to a patient, she sat down with “St. Jude Inspire” and opened up about her life, the importance of loving and accepting yourself and why it’s important to “always be your own kind of beautiful”. The interview was captured through a round of rapid fire questions for their “Inspired Questions” video series and is meant to bring forth inspiration to all who watch it.

Watch Shalom Blac’s “Inspired Questions,” here.

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