Allow me to brand an image into your mind’s eye: cool-girl, Manhattan goddess slings on her trunk show markdown Prada heels on her way to her all-too glamorous uptown job, catching the train with a bagel in hand (reduced fat cream cheese, of course) and not a hair out of place. This concept, my guiding light for as long as I can remember, seduced me into what could essentially be described as the underground it-girl poker ring of my mind, commandeered by Carrie Bradshaw herself, with weekly guest players like Serena van der Woodsen, Mindy Lahiri and Holly Golightly. The it-girl idea, while not necessarily the most realistic, is one that has inspired probably thousands of young girls like myself to whip out their collared shirts and carry their lattes with pride.
If you are an avid YouTube fan or creator like myself, you’ll know all about the long nights of binge-watching that accompany YouTube fandom. You’ll also know about the post-YouTube depression that kicks in once you realize that the people you spend all of your time getting to know are not your actual friends. When that moment hits, you’re going to need a plan. There are certain YouTubers and channels that never fail to put me in a good mood, so I thought I’d compile a list of some that I recommend highly. YouTube frequenters, you’ve probably heard of these guys, but newbies, allow me to bring you into the endless and beautiful world that is YouTube.
I am about to talk about negative body image. I consider myself qualified to write about this because I occasionally (read: often) have a negative body image. Yes, women can blame the patriarchy. However, men also suffer from negative body image. Whoa! No way! P.S. If you Google any celebrity, one of the top four search engine suggestions is usually “Insert name here, weight.” That is a problem. We care way too much, guys.