hi I’m Kristen!
I am a 20-something blogger living in New York City sharing an unfiltered view of my beautiful yet messy life.
I recently graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Advertising Marketing and Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Through this, I have fallen in love with the art of telling stories. Immersing myself in the media industry has made me rethink the way I, and so many others, consume social media.
Growing up I always felt like I didn’t “fit in.” I was always too weird, too bold, too positive, or too normal. In the age of social media, those insecurities and comparisons to others were amplified and often lived in my back pocket. (aka in my cellphone)
After wasting half my life trying to figure out how to make my life look and feel as vibrant as the ones I saw on my Instagram feed: I realized I and so many others are viewing life through a filter. All of those photos I was comparing myself to were curated, strategically thought out, perfectly picked, and heavily edited. It’s hard to feel good about yourself when you’re comparing yourself to someone’s personal highlight reel.
As a (former) medical mystery, I am pretty passionate about smashing the #pootaboo and speaking openly about my journey living with chronic illness.
Over the years I learned that being yourself is a powerful tool. Kristen Brody NYC is a blog about overcoming struggles, celebrating small victories, and sharing all of the things that go on behind the filters.
Please keep in mind that all of my advice is written from my personal experience and I am not a medical professional. If you are ever experiencing health issues, please don’t use my blog for medical advice, speaking to your doctor.
On a different note, I produce this content because I am passionate about helping others! My content may bring me a small income in different ways. I may do sponsored posts or use affiliate links throughout my blog. When I use affiliate links, I may earn a small commission from the brand. I only share products that I genuinely love and am passionate about. When I create sponsored content I make sure to mention it in the post that is sponsored.
If you have any questions about this, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some other things you should know about me:
I make snacks out of unlikely ingredients.
My favorite place to go is the grocery store, although I can’t eat half the items in it.
I own more pairs of Crocs than I care to admit (I liked them before they were cool).
Gluing my face onto random items is kinda my thing.
I really hate running.
I’m a bad dancer, but that doesn’t stop me