So I’ve loved fashion for awhile and I’m the friend that people ask for fashion advice yes, yes. But there’s so much more to the reason why I started Sequins & Satin than that so I thought why not share and hopefully this can help even just one of you.
It all starts with 12 year old Keira waking up one day with pelvic pain that hasn’t gone away since. With this pelvic pain came anxiety and depression. I’ve been struggling with these issues for over 6 years now and I’ve learned so much.
Chronic pain and mental health issues can be so debilitating, they can make you feel helpless and meaningless. This is exactly what happened to me and nothing felt interesting anymore.
Now this isn’t me trying to make you feel bad for me. As much as it sucks I’ve accepted that it’s part of my life and I have found ways to make it not quite as bad all the time.
During the pandemic I was suddenly given all this extra time, I wasn’t sure what to do with it but then I decided why not start a blog to share about my fashion advice!
So my mom (who is a web designer – hmmm, I wonder where I got that from) helped me get my domain name of sequinsandsatin and I was on my way.
I started blogging and immediately FELL IN LOVE! Every aspect from the writing to the designing makes me feel like my heart is glowing.
Then I was accepted into LTK (an affiliate marketing program) and I started making a few bucks here and there. Which I didn’t even realize was possible lol.
So now two or so years later here I am making a steady monthly income (thanks to all of you who purchase through my links – THANK YOU! You truly have no idea how much it means to me to help you feel confident with everything you wear), sharing what I love, and finally happy!
P.S if you are looking to join LTK, send me an email at email@example.com and I can help to refer you!
Please read this if you experience any chronic pelvic pain:
Also, I just want to say if you are experiencing any sort of pain and having no luck with your doctors please keep trying, if you are able to I HIGHLY recommend you go to a private doctor who will actually listen to you.
Many doctors just want to get rid and will tell you nothing is wrong or that it is all anxiety. But I promise you the pain you are feeling is real and it is not something you should have to live with.
If you are experiencing any sort of chronic pelvic pain or extreme period pain (especially if you also unable to get pregnant), please please please look into endometriosis. Doctors rarely bring it up even though it is estimated to affect 1 in 10 women! Because of this the average time to get diagnosed is over 8 years. It took me over 6 years and spending thousands until a private doctor finally listened to me to discover that this is most likely what I have.
I am not a health professional obviously but I just want to get this information out there in case anyone else is having these struggles. And hopefully it won’t take so long for you to get the help you deserve.
Also, if you are experiencing any mental health issues please don’t be afraid to ask for help. Talk to your loved ones and/or a therapist and let them know what’s going on. I promise you, people who truly love you will not feel any differently about you or judge you for this.