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Beauty Blogger Jordan Bone Opens Up About Disabilities In 'My Beautiful Struggle' Video

09/08/2015 02:58 EDT | Updated 09/08/2015 02:59 EDT

This is beauty blogger, Jordan Bone:

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The 25-year-old Norfolk native boasts over 61,000 followers on Instagram and 71,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, thanks to her gorgeous makeup snaps and tutorials.


But what many of Jordan fans don't know is the challenges she faces every time she films a tutorial...until now, that is.

In a powerful video called "My Beautiful Struggle," Jordan reveals she was in a car crash 10 years ago that caused her to be tetraplegic. She uses a wheelchair, is paralyzed from the waist down and cannot open or close her hands.

"Most of the time when I upload a video, I have questions about my hands. Truth is, I can't move them, open them or close them," she says in the video, which currently has over 2.5 million views on YouTube. "To be able to do my makeup good enough to show you guys is a massive achievement for me."

She goes on to show emotional footage of "how it used to be" where even opening a tube of mascara was difficult, let alone applying it. However, she persevered, determine to let the world know she was "still Jordan" after the accident.

"It's insane how much we grow with the challenges we face," she says.

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Jordan also shows clips she usually edits out of her videos, such as using her mouth to help her with her brushes. "It may be weird, but it's my way!" she says.

In an interview with Cosmopolitan UK, Bone reveals she was anxious to share the video to her subscribers at it shows her "vulernable sides." However, she decided to upload it to "let others know they can achieve anything if they believe in themselves."

"We all have struggles and we are not alone," she tells Cosmo. "I really hope it helps people whatever their 'struggle' in life may be. We all deserve to live an amazing life no matter what."

And the response to the video has been incredible, with Jordan receiving words of encouragement from Ashton Kutcher, Nicki Minaj and makeup artist Kandee Johnson.

Such an inspiring beauty. http://aplus.com/b/my-beautiful-struggle-jordan?c=1358&utm_campaign=i112&utm_source=a86588

Posted by Nicki Minaj on Monday, September 7, 2015


I see you, Jordan.

Posted by Ashton Kutcher on Friday, September 4, 2015



The vlogger is also encouraging her viewers to share the challenges they've faced in their lives and how they've overcome them using the hashtag #MyBeautifulStruggle.

"Showing the vulnerable you isn't always easy, but know that you are beautiful, no matter what. Just always be yourself and believe in yourself."

Watch the inspiring video below:

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