#FemTube: 5 Ladies You NEED To Be Watching During Black History Month
1 February 2016, 23:27
It's always a good time to diversify your Subscriptions.
#FemTube is a monthly event that takes place within the YouTube community. On the first Monday of every month, we'll be posting content that highlights and hopefully empowers some of the awesome female content creators on the site!
February is honoured in the US as Black History Month; for the next four weeks, schoolkids will be educated on a history slightly different to their own, and white people will complain about no "White History Month" (spoiler: it's the rest of the year).
But as our content develops on Unicorns, we thought this would be a great opportunity to start highlighting some POC creators that many of our readers might not have added to their Subscription boxes yet. So without further ado, here's just five female creators of different audience sizes; all of whom will be making some great content not just this month, but all the months after...
Few people are willing to cut through the bullsh*t like Kat Blaque, and that's why we think she is a great intro. Starting as an illustrator and DIY YouTuber, Kat has evolved her content and her whole social presence into an intersectional, no-nonsense, truth-filled commentary on the news of the world.
Ahsante got on our radar after her excellent response to MeowItsLucy, when she posted a video seeking to diversify her subscription box. If you're wondering what it's like to be either a small YouTuber, a POC YouTuber in a very whitewashed community, or even just a budding artist, Ahsante will provide you with some valuable insight...
The style tips of some of the most subscribed beauty bloggers don't always suit everybody watching; especially viewers with natural hair or darker complexions. But gurus like Mini Marley know how to provide looks that will slay in any situation, and she has a whole bunch of varying tutorials; especially for different ways to style natural hair!
Jouelzy's all about promoting and empowering her community of #SmartBrownGirls, by offering witty commentary to current cultural events, and sometimes the odd stylistic video full of personal reflections. Her audience know her for encouraging young black women to define their own success stories and push back against social norms.
Franchesca Ramsey might not be uploading to her own channel as frequently these days, but that doesn't mean she isn't killing the discourse in other spaces. As well as presenting the conversations on race, privilege and discrimination in "Decoded", an easy-to-digest series from MTV News; she has also just revealed today that she'll be working closely on The Nightly Show as a writer and contributor!