27Jan2022
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Charlie Atkins

Ambassador - Congenital Anosmia/Young People (UK)
Hi guys, I’m Charlie and I don’t have a sense of smell. You may recognise me (and that intro) from my TikTok, @SmellYouNever. I am a congenital anosmic from the UK who makes TikTok videos about anosmia.

About

Hi guys, I’m Charlie and I don’t have a sense of smell. You may recognise me (and that intro) from my TikTok, @SmellYouNever. I am a congenital anosmic from the UK who makes TikTok videos about anosmia.

I started making videos in June 2020 and chose to talk about anosmia because it has always been my fun fact, and no one seemed to know about it. I very quickly found out that I wasn’t the only person in the world with anosmia (silly I know, but you do start to believe you are the only one).

This made me realise that so many people with anosmia, particularly congenital anosmia, go through life thinking they are alone.I want to create a community so that no one with anosmia feels like they are alone. I also want to raise awareness so that “smellers” stop thinking we are liars, and are no longer surprised that anosmia exists.