Fashion blogger Kyrzayda Rodriguez has been gracing us with her beauty for a couple of years now. In that short time, her presence on social media has grown considerably (she has 319k followers on Instagram!). It’s no surprise she has a huge reach because she has impeccable style and is always 100 percent authentic. That is why her cancer diagnosis that came last year was a huge blow to a fashion community that has watched her grow.
As New York Fashion Week is under way, Kyrzayda wanted to be there, but her illness wouldn’t let her. “A few days before NYFW, and I still haven’t decided if I’m attending this year, I do have my wardrobe ready just in case…. I’m going to share a few of my fav street style looks over my experiences. If it’s your first time attending Fashion Week; enjoy it to the max, really network, and don’t be afraid to be yourself. Remember it’s not about being everywhere but creating a special milestone in your life.”
She blogged throughout her battle, documenting each treatment and each milestone including losing her hair and losing weight. We watched as Kryzayda became a shadow of herself but the smile never left her lips nor the light left her eyes. She was a fantastic example of remaining strong in the face of adversity.
Writing on Kyrzayda’s Instagram, her friend Joanne confirmed her death:
You were someone who inspired so many people across the world. Not only were you an icon, you were an amazing daughter, mother and friend.
Our hearts are broken to see you go. But we know you are no longer in pain and can now rest.
Heaven has gained an Angel!
We love you forever! – Joanne
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