Hello! My name is Abigail and I am a 22 year old Micro-influencer on Instagram. I grew up in Colchester Essex in a working class single parent mum household along with my brother. I have always loved being creative, eccentric, and stylish, and always dreamed about working within the creative media sector but struggled with confidence issues throughout my teenage years due to physical health and mental health. I began influencing in January 2018 after deciding my nursing career was not for me due to my mental health struggles. Although this was difficult for me to do due to a lack of confidence, I decided to take the courage that it was now or never that I began achieving my dreams.
My Instagram picked up a lot of interest rapidly and i now have over 6700 dedicated followers. I have created a brand which i like to call “a safe place on the internet” where I share aesthetic fashion, beauty and lifestyle content on my feed, whilst being more personal on my stories with sharing my personality, mental health journey, and my general day to day life. I believe that by being my whole self and presenting myself as a normal, relatable girl with struggles that not only women, but some men share can really help the internet to become a more safer place to share our true identities.
After struggling to find friends and family to take my photos due to their own work and life commitments I decided that i would take and edit all my own content. I went out and brought a £15.00 tripod last June and a Bluetooth shutter button remote. It took me a few goes to master the technique of self portraiture and photography, but i believe i am achieving my photography style now. I use my Hauwei P20 pro phone to capture my photos which works well. I would eventually like to move onto using a camera, however, I want to be as relatable as possible, in a way that girls can also obtain my achievements themselves using simple and easy equipment.
I am a huge fan of animals, wildlife and nature which i often share on my stories and sometimes on my feed. I have my own dog who is a Bichon Frise, and she is also a much loved companion on my page. I am hoping to get into video work in the near future with setting up a YouTube, however I am just needing that little bit more confidence to achieve this as of yet.
I have a portfolio available here: http://abigailjanine.com/portfolio.pdf
Thank you for taking your time to read this! I look forward to the rest of this journey!