Kryz Uy may be a social media celebrity herself, but she’s not apathetic to the important issues surrounding her. Being one of the country’s top bloggers, she knows that she has a voice—and she intends to use that to debunk one of the most discussed Instagram myths: “The things that you see online aren't one hundred percent what makes a person a person. Whatever's online doesn't define who we are,” she said in her most recent YouTube video.
The above-mentioned video, entitled “Quit Social Media,” is 18-minute long. It talks about social media being a double-edged sword and how—in the same way it can be a tool to motivate and inspire others—it can also contribute to making someone feel depressed and inadequate.
In a follow-up interview with Preview, Kryz shares with us why she felt the need to talk about it in her vlog: “I want to stand for something bigger than my Instagram feed. I love my job and I will keep doing what I do to inspire other people. But it doesn’t end there. I want to use my platform to help people be better—be kinder and happier. I want to keep it real. I talk about nice things, but I also have room for real issues. I won’t be quiet about things I feel the need to talk about, even if they aren’t always pretty," says the blogger. "I’m hoping that the more people open up about the issue, the more others will realize the difference between social media life and real life.”
Watch Kryz’s video below and join in on the discussion!