There are YouTubers to whom I subscribe strictly for hair care tips, style tutorials, inspiration and other things related to natural hair. They talk, eat, and sleep hair and I love it. However, there are other YouTubers to which I subscribe because of what they speak about beyond natural hair. Hair isn’t my whole source of interest; social issues, relationships, spirituality, and support for black women are also on my radar, and I am happy that some of our natural YouTubers are addressing these topics. Here are just a few of the ladies on my list. Check them out and support their movements!
1. Jouelzy and her #SmartBrownGirl and #PopSnark Series
I’ve been following Jouelzy from the beginning when she was one of a few YouTubers representing for 4c naturals. These days, she stands out from the crowd even more with her witty, straight talk in the #PopSnark series and her realness in the #SmartBrownGirls series. Jouelzy’s #Popsnark topics allow for viewers to “enjoy the lowbrow in pop culture while still being highbrow.” Meanwhile, her #SmartBrownGirls series advocates for the diversity of black women and other women of color by touching on mental health, relationships, personal growth and other areas.
2. BronzeGoddess01 and her Strawberry Letters Series
BronzeGoddess01 is another natural lady that I’ve been following for years. While she no longer does loc tutorials, she has made a seamless transition to motivational videos, including those of her Strawberry Letters series. This set of videos involves her giving advice to viewers who have written letters to her about troubled relationships ranging from dating to marriage. Like an Iyanla Vanzant of relationships, but definitely as her own person, BronzeGoddess gives solid words of wisdom for how to navigate each situation. She is also a life coach, has been married for ten years, and is a mother of three beautiful girls.
3. Tony Daley and her #SupportaSista Series
About a year ago, Canadian natural Tony Daley started a campaign called #SupportaSista, which encourages black women to come together and accomplish the task of “financially building our community.” Through a series on her YouTube channel, she promotes local black-owned businesses and shares hauls from many of them. You can read more about her mission and find a directory of these businesses on www.supportasista.com.
What YouTube naturals do you follow for more than their hair?