While on vacation in Mexico recently, a woman started to tear up while telling Afualo that her videos give her so much confidence as a fat woman and they’ve changed her life. When describing the interaction, Afualo says she still has goosebumps, explaining “she was in tears and I went back to my room and I was so emotional because stuff like that is truly what keeps me going. It’s very difficult to do what I do. I feel like a lot of times people water it down because I’m so funny.” Many of these positive DMs and interactions are from younger people, but Afualo recalls a woman in her 50s who finally left her abusive marriage because her videos gave her the courage to stand up for herself. This is an impact Afualo never thought she would have.