Today’s Trutea asks me: What do you think about Truscum? Let me know what you think in the comment box below! youtubeembedcode.com embed google maps Transcript: :06 [intro music] 0:06 True Tea: your questions, my brutal honesty. Hey guys, it’s Kat and it’s time for your 0:11 weekly dose of True 0:12 Tea. Today, I am still drinking my Georgia peach tea. It’s quite delicious [mispronounced]… 0:17 delish… 0:18 delicious! Delicious. I have this lisp. I don’t know… you probably had noticed it 0:22 by now, but I have a lisp 0:23 and sometimes, it catches me [laughing] Anyway, if you are not already subscribed to my channel, 0:28 please feel free to subscribe. We do True Tea every single Sunday, right here on this 0:32 channel, so feel free 0:32 to subscribe so you can get it every single week in your subscription box. Anyways, let’s 0:37 jump right into 0:37 today’s question: 0:39 “Hi Kat, what do you think about truscums/transmedicalists? DoRead More
Even though I’ve been a YouTuber since 2005, the past year was the first time I really distinctly decided to take it seriously; and boy was that a whirlwind. Something I wasn’t used to dealing with was an audience with expectations, and even further more, responsibilities. I uploaded videos because I wanted to and people enjoyed hearing what I had to say, but as my following grew, I learned that there were many people who couldn’t hear me. I remember getting called out once on Tumblr for not captioning my videos and I didn’t really respond to it too well. Keep in mind, unlike a major television program or a company, I am just me. My videos usually take a lot of research, energy and time. I’d say most of my videos that aren’t True Tea take me about 24 hours of editing and that’s not including of all of the time that I spend filming, researching, fact checking and writing scripts. To be frank, it’s exhausting andRead More
Today’s the day where we celebrate MLK’s birthday. While I’m always overjoyed that we’re devoting time to discussing a central figure in civil rights, as I’ve become more “woke”, I’ve realized that MLK is tailored in a way where white society feels entirely comfortable using his words against black people who are still fighting for their civil rights. So I wanted to share this quote with you: Whites, it must frankly be said, are not putting in a similar mass effort to reeducate themselves out of their racial ignorance. It is an aspect of their sense of superiority that the white people of America believe they have so little to learn. The reality of substantial investment to assist Negroes into the twentieth century, adjusting to Negro neighbors and genuine school integration, is still a nightmare for all too many white Americans. White America would have liked to believe that in the past ten years a mechanism had somehow been created that needed only orderly and smooth tendingRead More
Today’s True Tea Question is about working from home and how I stay efficient while doing so! Working from home, for me, is a very interesting. I feel like it’s what I’ve been doing since I was a teenager. I saw the possibility within the internet and now my job is essentially 100 percent online. When I thought about working as a child, I always imagined leaving the home and actually going somewhere to do my job. For a while, I did that when I was working for Fox. If there’s one thing that I learned by sitting on a 3 hour bus ride to and from Hollywood everyday, it’s that I actually really enjoy the flexibility that working from home offers. What I make is higher and what I would if I worked outside of the home and my cost of living is much less and I have more flexibility. However, with that of course comes easy distractions and losing track of your work. So I canRead More
Some of you may know that I work for EverydayFeminism.com. I’ve been taking a bit of a hiatus, but they cross post my stuff all the time. I have a series on my YouTube page called “True Tea” where I casually answer viewer questions. It’s actually been a fairly successful series of mine and I’m glad i started it! Some people, however, aren’t so glad that I started it and don’t understand that the series is about me casually answering questions and not giving you endless citations and references like I do in pretty much every other video I do. Chris Stone of StickyDrama, a website that apparently criticizes feminism quite a bit, sent me this email to my business account today in response to my video “Can Black People Be Racist” that was cross posted by EverydayFeminism. To be honest, I rolled my eyes at it. I just find these sort of comments/questions to be a waste of time and energy. But, the thing is, I’veRead More
Today’s True Tea email asks me how trans people define their genders if not through gender expression or enjoying certain gendered things, how does a trans person understand they’re transgender? Do you want my True Tea? Send me a short email or video to email@example.com !
My audience is always asking me to watch these videos where people say something terrible, and they want me to respond. I’ve stopped responding to most of those and here’s why.
2015 was a year of highs and lows. it’s the year my YouTube Channel took off, the year my worst fears were realized and the year that I realized I was so much stronger than I thought. Watch my video about the things I learned in 2015 and hear about my hope for the future!
This is a Transcript of a Video on my YouTube channel. Tumblr Video Post So this weekend is thanksgiving and I don’t know about you, but thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year! As a kid, I looked forward to stuffing, gravy, collard greens and of course TURKEY! But what is thanksgiving? Well, as kids we’d all dress up as cute little pilgrims and Indians and reenact the creation of tradition on stage. Thanksgiving was a tradition that started in Plymouth, Massachusetts by Pilgrims and Puritans who came to America from England in the 1620s. The Puritans escaped religious persecution in England and came to America on the Mayflower. They were on a pilgrimage to the New world! They arrived in Plymouth during the Winter and the land was strange and new to them. But they were in luck! The Native Americans greeted them with kindness and supplied them with seeds and plants and taught them how to survive on their new land! TheRead More
Nicole Arbour is at it again with another video entitled “Dear Black People”. Now, I’m sure you can manage to find this video and I’m sure that me stating the name of the video in this piece will seem a bit ironic, but hear me out: As a YouTuber who occupies the niche that I occupy, people are always very eager to see me “drag” fellow youtubers and say all of the things that they want to say. I have a platform and I absolutely do believe that i should use it to call out problematic content. In fact, I want to make it clear that I am not against the idea of calling out problematic content and you will, for sure, see me do it quite a bit on my channel. However, I’ve already been there and done that and there are a lot of things that I’ve learned in the process of calling out other YouTubers. One of my biggest and perhaps most emotional callRead More