My name is Yazmin Salazar, I live in Arizona in the United States, you may know me as the blogger The “Girl Who Can’t Smell” and I have congenital anosmia. I first realised I couldn’t smell when I was in 2nd grade (about 7 years old)
As the only anosmic member of my family, I grew up believing I was the only person in the world affected by this condition. What I think is pretty neat about being anosmic, is that I am immune to bad smells (there are many instances where my anosmia is my superpower!) But, I know I am also at risk when it comes to my own safety (gas leaks, spoiled food and fires).
As a blogger, I write about my personal experience and love sharing what “nobody nose about anosmia”. I became a Fifth Sense Ambassador to work together with other people like me across the world to continue to raise awareness and educate people about smell disorders.
Through my personal stories, webcomic, and memes (which feature funny and embarrassing moments) I convey what life without a sense of smell is like and hope to inspire you to also share yours.