Inspired by Janet Mock’s bestselling book, Redefining Realness, and our March theme, Use Your Voice, I’ve compiled a list of must-watch Youtubers who exemplify the idea of using your voice and platform to spread awareness and amplify marginalized voices. These Youtubers are witty, wise, and simply wonderful! You’ll enjoy their fresh perspectives and deeply informed opinions on a range of feminist topics from the basics of intersectional feminism to the gender spectrum.
I’ve always been a pretty private person. Until recently, my Facebook and Instagram accounts were private and I went to great lengths to make sure my personal information wasn’t accessible online.
I’m the last person you’d think would go viral.
Racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, ableism. What do they all have in common? They rely on a false narrative that there is only one way to be valuable. We say fuck that (and say it loud)! We say celebrate yourself and tell your stories in all their glorious diversity, and, if you’ve got a platform, use it to amplify more voices that go unheard.
Racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, ableism. What do they all have in common? They rely on a false narrative that there is only one way to be valuable. We say fuck that. We say celebrate yourself and tell your stories in all their glorious diversity, and, if you’ve got a platform, use it to amplify more voices that go unheard. For March, we’re taking our inspiration from Janet Mock, who we highlighted in our Year of the Nasty Woman planner. As a journalist, memoirist, television personality, and advocate, Mock has repeatedly affirmed the importance of simply making space for people to share their unique stories, and she has been courageous in telling her own, even its most painful moments.
“Such a nasty woman.” When Donald Trump uttered that ridiculous phrase, I had no idea it would bring us together! I had the Nasty Woman shirt designed and online before the debate was even off the air. I didn’t think I’d sell very many, maybe four or five. But then five turned into five hundred and that turned into thousands, almost overnight. Soon you started posting pictures in your shirts, doing the awesome things you do, and the Nasty Woman community was born. Together we made a donation this week to Planned Parenthood in the amount of $100,165. What better way to say “fuck Trump,” right?!?!