This year has been an important year for Christina De Witte. The 24-year-old creative, who’s known for her hilarious alter-ego Chrostin, used the lockdown to rethink and change her perspective on life and our society. Christina isn’t just another influencer trying to gain thousands of likes but instead uses her platform to address important topics. We talked to her about feminism, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the fine line between being critical and funny.
You’re close to 100k followers on Instagram. Do you see that as affirmation or is it extra pressure?
I’ve never thought about that. It’s not that I want to come across as if I’m super humble, but it’s just because I really do not care. There were definitely moments in the past where it was really important to me because I wanted to prove myself, but now it can be stolen from me, and I wouldn’t care.
Corona really made me realize what’s important and whatnot. My family, friends, and partner are the most important things in my life, and I do live for moments like this, but I’m absolutely not active on social media. If I post one comic a month, that would already be a lot. I’m very contrary to everything Instagram stands for. They want you to post as much as possible because that lets people stay longer on the app. Even if I only post a comic every three months, I notice that people stay because people understand that I’m a human being.