In an uncertain time when the news is bleak, Irish TikTok creator @ruthcodd has been a breath of fresh air for her thousands of followers with her boundless energy, razor sharp humour and straight-talking vibrancy.
After breaking her foot when she was just 15, Ruth underwent years of treatment and a number of operations for non-healing ulcers before ultimately having her right leg amputated from below the knee.
The 24-year-old first started to post on TikTok last April and since then she has amassed over 672k followers, as well as 20.5m likes.
The makeup artist and barber is known for her funny TikTok videos about life in lockdown and growing up in Ireland. She also uses her quick wit and honesty to create content that raises disability and amputee awareness.
Since the government first introduced Covid-19 restrictions, Ruth has spent time on TikTok documenting her day-to-day life, from medical appointments and culinary masterpieces, to sketches about her youth - Ruth has kept her growing legions of fans entertained.
Ruth may not like hearing her own voice but we love it and so do her followers, so here are some of our favourite moments...
How it really helped to bring out the weirdness in all of us, especially during a global pandemic when everyone decided to cut mullets, make resin moulds and lose their minds
- Why is TikTok right for your content?
Because it’s short, snappy and to the point. Also, it’s really easy to edit videos on it as I have the tech skills of a plank of wood.
- What is your ultimate goal on TIkTok?
- Who do you follow on TikTok and why? What is on your TikTok feed?
I would honestly put my life on the line for Tadpole Girl and her army of amphibians. I also enjoy watching Gordon Ramsay rinse people who can’t cook and Chrisisainmdom because for some reason he lets me be his friend.
- What is your favourite TikTok you have made to date and why?
None of them, my own voice irritates me to no end so once I put my videos up, I never watch them again. If I was to pick one I could tolerate, it would be when I shaved my eyebrows off, replaced them with a well-known sports brand logo and danced around to Kate Bush.