Hey guys! So, like every other teenager, I spend an inordinate amount of time on YouTube–definitely more time than I spend watching TV. YouTube just feels so much more authentic and accessible to me, I don’t know. So, with all of that time spent on that side of the internet, I’ve amassed some favourites. These are only a small slice of the people I watch, so if I want I’ll probably do a part two, but this is all I really had time to write this week.
Okay! On to the post.
My friend introduced me to this channel, and I’m so glad she did! I’m a huge book nerd, and often don’t feel entirely comfortable talking about those interests. So I really love finding other people online who care this much about reading, I guess. His channel is a sort of combination of your typical book review content, meets a commentary video. I love how he dives into certain areas of literature (like Amish romance novels, or the Twilight series) that most people would just laugh at–with an open mind. He just seems like such a lovely person, and every time I watch his videos, I come away feeling a bit better than I did before.
I’m so used to automatically being afraid of men, I guess, and always having to assume the worst. His channel serves as a really nice reminder to me that not all men are awful. It always makes me feel safe, and I just appreciate him so much for being a nice person.
I don’t talk about this online, but I’m kind of a huge fashion geek. I often struggle with feeling out of control, and there’s something about putting together a relatively nice outfit, to help me feel just a little bit more in charge.
It’s so rare to find a fashion YouTuber who doesn’t feel like they would have bullied you in middle school–and so refreshing when you finally do. Ashley’s fashion style/general aesthetic is immaculate, and although that’s definitely why I subscribed to her originally, I think why I really fell in love with her content was just how real she is. Watching her videos feels like catching up with an old friend, and her channel has just been a really safe space for me, throughout the past year. Also, her editing style is so beautiful; every video leaves you feeling like you’ve just watched a short film.
So, yeah, give her videos a watch–I promise you won’t regret it.
I love history.
I love learning how people used to live. I love knowing where certain trends or ideas came from originally. I love knowing that… the world has been around for a really long time.
I also have a weird relationship with sewing. I unironically love a lot of traditionally feminine jobs–I get real satisfaction out of cleaning, and cooking, and baking, and taking care of others. It makes me feel really good to know I can fend for myself if necessary. I love making other people happy with little things, like a soup I made, or a homemade cake, and I’m a big believer in making things from scratch. Anyhow, to be honest, sewing is the one housewife skill I just have not been able to learn so far. Instead, I live vicariously through watching people like Bernadette remake historical gowns on YouTube.
Her videos have such a calming quality to them. Her whole aesthetic is iconic, and her videos also have that short-film kind of feel. A well, they’re insanely well-researched and informative. You can really tell she loves what she does–and whenever I feel doubtful about this whole writing thing, I watch her videos–and it makes me remember what being passionate about things is supposed to look/feel like. (I explained that badly, but I can’t think of any better way to put it into words.) Also, I’ve gradually been amassing sewing tips from her channel, and am going to attempt to thrift-flip my Halloween costume, from this oversized pinstripe suit I got for six bucks to something hopefully better. So I’ll let you know about any updates on that!
Anyhow! I am not great at writing reviews, but I hope you’ll check these people out anyway, because they all make me so happy.
Lots of love,