Uthhub: What inspired you to start doing social media?
Narihan: To be honest, there wasn’t any particular inspiration. It happened spontaneously 2 years ago and I didn’t really have any sense of direction or thought in mind! With time passing, I found myself in social media so I started building my own community in order to empower women as much as I can as well as self-love!
UH: When did you realise you were becoming famous?
Narihan: When people from social media started recognising me in public! It felt weird and it still feels weird when people are like ‘Oh Narihan, we love you so much and you changed so much about me’ and I say to myself ‘Me? All I do is open the camera and hit record…’ I never quite knew its impact!
UH: What’s the darkest part of being an influencer on social media?
N: People’s expectations that we are required to be extremely natural, normal and perfect at all times…
UH: You openly discuss relationship issues online; do you believe that this made you more prone to certain people attacking you?
N: Definitely, anything that is too open or too natural gets (unfortunately) attacked.
UH: Who would you thank for their support during your rough times?
N: My sister and my friends.
UH: If you could be anything, what would you choose to be?
N: Myself. A couple of years back, I would probably mention someone else but now, I would confidently say me. I like it the way it is.
UH: If you could tell 10-year-old Narihan one thing, what would it be? Why?
N: Awww, it’s going to be okay! It’s all going to be worth it in the end.
UH: If you could tell every 20-something-year-old girl one piece of advice, what would you say? Why?
N: Focus on yourself and love yourself. There is a high possibility that the people in your life currently who you are stressing over won’t be here in a couple of years.