I just wish someone would have told me. That’s why I created youtube.com/DaniAustin2.
How do people make it through life without a sister? Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade having a big bro for the world. I bet you don’t know one other 8 year old girl who spent her Friday nights trying to beat The Legend of Zelda on Nintendo. (I’m talkin’ the old 1964 NES console with the big red buttons on the controller). Like every little girl, I did grow up.
Let’s just say, puberty hit me hard. Real hard. I’m thankful it did. I wont get into the middle school horror stories but my girlhood consisted of braces, insecurities, the mean girls, and more braces. I remember feeling very hopeful for the future but shying away from everyone or not able to live in the moment. I often wished for a sister who had “been there done that,” someone who could help me navigate the awkwardness of adolescence.
Looking back, I shouldn’t have let those insecurities take away my smile. I had so many other beautiful things about me to be confident about.
This is everything I wish an older sister would have told me.
Dani Austin is a Youtube personality and influencer popularized on YouTube, social media networks, and her fashion blog, thedaniaustin.com for creating lifestyle, beauty, and fashion content. Dani studied health science and kinesiology at the The University of Texas at Austin and is finishing her minor in business. Dani is signed to Big Frame, a network owned by DreamWorks Studios and spent a significant amount of time of her college career traveling back and forth between Austin and Los Angeles, filming at YoutubeSpace LA, hosting Seventeen Magazine’s Daily Shows, and collaborating with her favorite beauty and fashion brands. This year Dani covered NYFW 2015 at the Kia Style 360 shows.
Serving as Skype’s College Advisor, a Chi Omega sorority member, Young Life Ministry high school Leader, Dani has been featured through some of the most major channels online. Dani has a proven track record in content creation, strategic messaging, branding, and communications.
Alongside her regular content creation, Dani found and operates her own online boutique, Keely D Accessories and is a brand ambassador for cosmetic brands like Neutrogena, Clean and Clear, Bare Minerals, and Benefit Cosmetics.