Somehow, I keep getting the impression that our YouTube preferences are private and secret pleasures for each of us. We don’t really share them, yet we can spend hours exchanging videos with a friend and introducing them to all of our faves.
I don’t really understand the hype, but I can’t deny how many times friends have asked me to share my YouTube favorites with them. I do watch a lot of YouTube (sadly), so I guess I have a good playlist??
This one’s for yall. Enjoy.
- Stef Sanjati
If you’re looking to smile, just check out the lovely videos of this amazingly inspiring person. Stef is such a role model, and her struggle as a trans woman has really taught me a lot about the LGBTQ+ community.
Her trans education videos are incredibly thoughtful and insightful, and I’ve shared them with so many people who needed a gentle prodding of gender enlightenment (cough…)
Stef’s positivity is contagious. I actually spent a semester doing an anthropological research study on her channel and the community surrounding her (called Breadsquad). I could–and did– write pages and pages about what makes Stef Sanjati special.
I’m so happy to introduce you to one of my very favorite online individuals.
- Mind Over Munch
While I don’t particularly go nuts over televised cooking shows, I do tend to watch an unbelievable amount of YouTube cooking videos. This channel is my ultimate fave.
I love Alyssia’s personality. Her recipes are healthy, veg/vegan friendly, nutritious, and CHEAP. What more could you want? Besides, Mind Over Munch has really helped me understand macro-nutrients, healthy snack choices, and other nutrition-related concepts.
If you need any other reason to tune in, Mind Over Munch always incorporates easily-printable recipe PDFs in the description of each video. No more listening to the same segment twenty times to hear if they used a half or a quarter teaspoon.
Plus, most of Alyssia’s videos are seasonal! What could be better??
- Beckie Jane Brown
Oh goodness, where to even start? I discovered Rebecca when I clicked on her “pic a day” video documenting her journey with Trichotillomania years ago. Since then, I have become a loyal follower of both her “Trich Journal” and her other channels.
Rebecca’s accent is BEAUTIFUL. She sounds just like Emma Watson, and I’m not even ashamed to admit I think that. I could listen to her voice all day long.
I also love hearing Rebecca’s unbelievably intelligent, poised, and well-organized vlogs. She is entertaining, engaging, and deep– all at once.
Even if you have no interest at all in the Trich disorder (I didn’t), this is a vlogger to follow. Her main channel is worth a watch!
- Annika Victoria
Last but not least, this is my current favorite crafter obsession. I absolutely LOVE Annika Victoria’s videos.
Her sense of humor is such a breath of fresh air, especially when compared to a lot of other dry Sewing-DIY channels.
I watch every video she puts out, but I especially take care not to miss her “Make Thrift Buy” show where she tries to recreate suggested trendy clothing found online for a fraction of the price.
Again, have fun with yet another awesome accent. Can I just be friends with these people?? In real life??
Friends, that’s a wrap!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this virtual tour through my YouTube queue. I can talk about my favorite content creators for decades. Stay tuned for a post specifically dedicated to my favorite HAIR VLOGGERS– Coming soon!
As always, I’ve got to give Honorable Mention to: Zak George (my favorite dog trainer EVER), Holistic Habits (for when I like to indulge my inner hippie), and ALB in Wonderland (my first favorite vlogger).
Thanks for coming along for the ride!
“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” ― Vincent van Gogh