Beauty and fashion vlogger Raye Boyce was destined to be in front of the camera from a young age, although it took her a while to figure that out. In school, she says that she became so confused with what she wanted to do with life that she almost gave up, and after she graduated, she discovered that she had anxiety disorder.
“I basically locked myself up in my room. I didn’t go out anywhere with friends, I didn’t go to college, and I didn’t have a job,” Boyce says. “That was when I realized a change needs to happen in my life.”
After being gifted a camera, Boyce learned how to modify her behavior and push herself out of her comfort zone in order to win her fight against her anxiety. She started posting makeup tutorials on YouTube, and found that people loved the videos, both for her great advice and infectious personality.
“Putting myself out there and having people accept me for who I am is really amazing,” she says. “I can help others out there who are struggling and going through what I go through.”
For other people who are struggling with anxiety, Boyce suggests surrounding yourself with friends and family who care. “I just really want to live life, be happy, help people, and do my thing,” she says.
Hear more about how Raye Raye used the camera to overcome her anxiety in the video above. Then, follow her at ItsMyRayeRaye.