I have an on again-off again relationship with YouTube. Some days I spend hours binge watching random content and some times I go days without watching a single video on YouTube. But I discovered some YouTubers during the lockdown of 2020 or thereafter and ended up binge watching ALL their content. These YouTubers have feel good content that is positive and kept me coming back for more especially during the dark days of the past 1 year.
She is definitely my favourite YouTuber as on date. She is a 20 something British YouTuber who has been vlogging for over 5 years now. Her content was focused for a while on budgeting (she calls herself cheap queen and loves a good bargain) and food challenges – her videos are mostly vlogs about the things she does on a day to day basis. What I love about her is that she is so real and authentic and her videos fill me with positivity. She shares her struggles and her successes on her channel. She has shared her struggles with anxiety, depression and body image issues. I also like that she doesn’t promote splurging money and most of the hauls she does are thrifted hauls. I discovered her in July 2020 and have binged watched almost all her videos way back to 2016. Its been amazing seeing her grow and become the amazing woman she is today. Her content really got me though some dark, anxious moments of the past year and I definitely recommend her channel to everyone looking for feel good content.
I don’t follow a lot of Indian YouTubers mainly because I find their content uninspiring. While I’ve known of Sherry for a while, I started watching Sherry’s videos during the lockdown. I find it so so sweet that she moved in and has been staying with her parents since March’2020 to help them get through the pandemic safely and visits her own home with her husband on the weekends. I also love that she adopted an indie dog and has been vocal about encouraging others to adopt indies too. (For people who don’t know – Indies are local Indian dogs that are often strays and live on the streets. Not a lot of people want to adopt them since people are big on ” popular breeds” which has led to a huge, inhuman breeder market.) Her videos during and after the lockdown were very realistic and relatable. From learning to cook to just figuring out life at home to trying out all DIY fads – her life vlogs are really fun to watch. I also really like how through this past year, she has been one of the few influencers who has been mindful of the pandemic.
Ghost Town Living – FAV YOUTUBE CHANNEL
This is my FAVOURITE YOUTUBE CHANNEL currently. If you are somebody that loves the offbeat path and have often wondered what it would be like to move to a remote place to start over – this channel is for you. Brent bought a rundown 100 year old ghost mining town in Cerro Gordo, Death Valley, USA – about 2 years back. He moved there last year during the lockdown to start working on it to rebuild the town and make it livable for people to come experience. He has been living there ALONE and rebuilding buildings, raising goats and alpacas, exploring crazy dangerous mines and just leading a life filled with adventure. I have recommended his channel to a hundred people already. I wish I can do something similar sometime in the future.
This travel blogger is one of the youngest people in the world to visit all 197 countries in the world. It is his videos of the offbeat countries like the Middle East and African countries that caught my attention. It is amazing to see these countries through his lens. He does this challenge in all the countries he visits where he tries to show how many things you can get with 10 USD and its really interesting to see how the value of money varies across countries. I also like how his views of these countries are very unbiased and how he tries to interact with the locals and live locally too. Even if you don’t have time to watch them all – definitely check out his videos on Afghanistan which are so beautiful. He also caught up with his Afghani guide who managed to escape from Afghanistan in the days following Taliban’s take over.
I love these two dermats (Dr.Maxfield and Dr.Shah) and how much sense they make. Watching their videos I started using a retinoid and niacinamide serum and it has helped improve my skin so much. I had avoided using actives for long because I wasn’t sure about how to mix and match them but their videos helped me get a lot of clarity. Plus how cute is Dr.Maxfield? Their videos busts myths, suggest OTC treatments for various skin and hair ailments. I really like that they keep recommending going to a dermat instead of depending on self diagnosis and recommend dermatological treatments as well. They also cover all types of skins including coloured skin and make me feel included. If you are skin care crazy, you should definitely check their YouTube channel. (PS: For Indians, finding a lot of the products they recommend is difficult in India but you can find available products with the ingredients they recommend)
Have you watched any of these channels? Who are some of your favourite Youtubers? Do you also feel like you gravitate towards feel good content on social media?
PS: Tia and I are onto our next sustainability challenge. Check out details here.
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