Amanda Ramirez is a 22-year-old beauty blogger who is kicking cancer's ass and looking glam as hell while doing it. Ramirez was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin's Lymphoma on August 23rd, 2016. Instead of letting her diagnosis get her down, she is continuing to do what she loves by pursuing her love of makeup and posting her looks on her Instagram page, even if it's from a hospital.
According to , Ramirez had a large following on Instagram prior to her diagnosis, and instead of slowing down after she started chemo, she continued to post selfies to keep her spirits up. She often can be seen wearing a full face of makeup, right down to perfectly drawn-on brows and a bold lip, despite enduring rigorous and painful cancer treatments.
"When you’re going through surgeries, it’s something crazy and different every day. That’s why I prefer to do my makeup through chemo — it makes me feel better," Ramirez tells People. "I want to feel like myself. When people get sick they cower, and it makes them feel like less of a person. Some people drown in sadness, and I don’t want to be like that."
"I think vulnerability is a beautiful thing because when you’re vulnerable, people can relate. I wanted my Instagram to be a safe space where if they’re going through something I can uplift them," adds the Compton, California resident. She is currently paying for her cancer treatments through a GoFundMe page.
Before her diagnosis, Ramirez's Instagram page was devoted to promoting body positivity and self love. Ramirez continues to spread those positive messages, as well as updating fans about her condition.
"Sometimes when I’m by myself in chemo, I’ll read comments and be a little bit happier. I get so many messages from women that have cancer telling me that seeing the way I do my makeup [inspires them]."
Ramirez already has plans for when she goes into remission, and they seem perfect for the fleeky cancer warrior. "After everything I’m going to volunteer at City of Hope," she says. "They have this program where you can teach cancer patients how to do their makeup, so I’m really excited about that."
Now that's a good look.