Mercury Stardust is a maintenance worker from the state of Wisconsin who was first noticed on TikTok when she was promoting her burlesque show. However, it wasn't until she began sharing her DIY tips with the world that she rose quickly to fame. One of the videos that contributed to her sensational attention is one in which she was seen helping another fellow TikToker figure out how to use a ratchet strap, which is a thing that is used to secure heavy goods for transportation.
As the years passed, Stardust became a well-known personality in the world of TikTok for her selfless nature, helping people with their home repairs and saving them hours of useless internet surfing. The icing on the cake? People also loved her for her contagious laugh.
Talking About Her Identity
In many of her DIY tips videos, Stardust has felt no shame in talking about her trans identity with more than a million of her followers. She revealed that for her, it was something she had to grow into because growing up, this topic was rarely spoken about. According to her, because of this, an entire generation grew up thinking that it was a curse to be trans, rather than it being an identity.
Stardust told PinkNews that she thinks it's revolutionary that she's now representing what she had always sought out when she was younger. She believes that her new life is both a blessing as well as a curse–after being shunned by her family, she’s created a whole new world and family of her own on TikTok.
While she has a very supportive family of fans on TikTok, that is not always the case for someone in the trans community and even Mercury herself has received hate from trolls on social media. Another trans, Handy Ma’am, has received a lot of hate on the app and has had to confront her haters on a regular basis. She described these trolls as people on the internet who are bored and have little else to do in life than to just lash out at people they might not agree with.
Despite all the hate she has received, Mercury says that her life is still full of happiness and joy, which she also passes to her audience and supporters.