In 2017 you barely hear of anyone suffering with acne and you never see anyone posting selfies of themselves while covered in blotches.
However, the uniqueness and honesty of Kali's story has touched thousands of people, even though it was a little weird for her at first.
I used to think it was odd, because I really didn’t do anything magical—I just took Accutane and a bunch of selfies, but now I realise that the reason people are so dedicated to following my story is because nobody actually posts stuff like this.
Acne is so hush-hush and shamed in society, and having clear skin is the epitome of beauty, so if you dare have a spot or a breakout—and if you dare to take a picture of it—it’s almost like something’s wrong with you, which is so false.
Taking Accutane isn't all plain sailing. Kali revealed that she found the side effects of dryness and aches hard to deal with but is now no longer on the drug.
She has been off the medication for more than a year now but continues to post before and after pictures for her followers to help spread her story and help others.
Refreshingly, her endorsement of Accutane comes with the perfect caveat:
I know it sounds cheesy, but you are so much more than your acne, and if you want to go on Accutane to make yourself feel more confident, then do it, but do it because of you, and not because you’re trying to look like this perfect image that matches our perfect standards of beauty.