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.
1. Kat Blaque
From True Tea, a mainstay series on Kat’s channel answering viewer questions with “brutal honesty,” to more structured, highly researched, informative videos on pressing social issues, Kat Blaque will engage you and provide a captivating and unapologetic perspective often left unheard.
2. Queer as Cat
One word: real. Vesper, aka Queer as Cat, is an expat living in Japan navigating the country as a black, non-binary, queer, asexual individual. Vesper shares their experiences and also provides informative videos to “increase visibility and representation for people like themself.”
Kat Lazo, a feminist Latina, is always down to “challenge the media and question social norms.” Lazo speaks on myriad topics ranging from checking privilege in the Latinx community to answering questions about self love. With Kat’s well executed, enlightening, and funny skits, you’ll probably want these videos on replay!
Ah, Marina. Sarcasm, feminism, and swearing have never merged more perfectly than with this Youtuber. From Marina’s weekly Feminist Friday videos focusing on intersectional feminist basics and personal vlogs on a range of topics, including mental health, you’re bound to take away a couple of laughs and a lot of grounded knowledge.
If you’re looking for slightly longer, highly researched, educational videos about intersectional feminism, look no further than Celia Edell’s channel. Celia breaks down complex feminist ideas and makes them easier to understand. Ceedling will leave you more informed and armed with a quick response the next time someone says feminism isn’t important.
Your voice matters. Your choices matter. Stay strong. Stay Nasty.