Makeupless Monday originally appeared as a blog back in May 2017. Founder Ruth Burger had recently completed a fourth stay for mental health stabilization and suicide prevention. She found emotional healing and release through openly portraying her battles with depression, suicidal ideations, anxiety, and PTSD.
In 2012, Ruth released a nine-part series detailing parts of her adoption, homeschooling, and extreme child abuse through a fellow blogger's site. It was called "The Hammer Drops: Dr. Kenneth Copley Exposed - Adoption Into a Family." It was here where she took her first leap into vulnerability by sharing her own story publicly.
She is often heard to say, "I believe that if you wish to bring about real change, you first have to raise awareness. And awareness doesn't necessarily come from statistics and spouting the latest research or science - rather, it all begins in telling your story."
The #MakeuplessMonday blog has expanded its platform and the Makeupless Monday story and message continues to grow and be shared in the form of YouTube video content.
Below is a link to the #makeuplessmonday blog.