Kira Archuleta has told her story through the Chinese platform
Tiktok is a platform that serves to share anecdotes, but also to make diseases visible and to denounce hatred. This is the case of Kira Archuleta, 24 years old. The young woman lives in the California town of Mantena, in the United States. He has been suffering from a serious skin disease called hidradenitis suppurativa for several years. This disease is very painful due to the numerous wounds that form in the body by generating bumps on and under the skin. Kira has wounds all over her face and under her arms.
In addition to enduring the pain day in and day out and often unable to lead a normal life as a result, this young woman is bullied at school. When he got better and returned to his educational center, his classmates received him in the worst possible way. Insults have become not just a common gesture in Kira’s life, but a nickname that finally ends her suffering: Freddy Krueger. This young woman tells from her profile @h.s_awareness.with.kira how classmates compare her to the evil protagonist of the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Kira has not tolerated it anymore and has shared the consequences of this disease on her social networks, which causes her to go further and further downhill due to these unfortunate comments. Now the young woman has wanted to show that hidradenitis suppurativa is not contagious. According to the United States National Institute of Health (NIH), despite being chronic and incurable, it can be treated to manage it as best as possible. «The pain that is felt is constant, it’s sleepless nights… I felt disgusting for years. I just want to be normal’”, his video begins. Kira not only suffers from this skin disease, but also from depression: “I was afraid to show my face because society told me for a long time that I was ugly.” He also took the opportunity to send a message to those who are going through the same thing and feel misunderstood: “I want other warriors to know they are not alone.”
The American confirms that this is more than a disease, because it affects all aspects of her life. She confesses that she’s still having a really bad time, but “I feel more beautiful because I know I’m not alone. Finally there’s a group I can belong to. The young woman started making videos about her illness. He currently garners more than 21,000 followers and more than 240,000 likes on his videos. The young woman has received a barrage of positive comments from all parts of the world. Many of the posts thanked Kira for her honesty and showed her recognizing that there is nothing wrong with being special, while others took the opportunity to ask her more details about this little-known disease Users have made Kira realize that she is an “incredibly beautiful and magnificent” young woman and that no one make her feel less than she is.