The type of YouTube channels on YouTube has done a complete 360 from when it first hit the internet. Some for the better and some for the worse.
I remember the days of Charlie bit my finger, collab channels, and back to school hauls. Authenticity can be hard to find on YouTube now because it’s all about branded images and fake personalities.
Every now and then, YouTube suggestions comes through and introduces you to authentic content.
My favorite part about watching YouTube is getting a fly on the wall view to a new perspective and way of life. There’s always a possibility to learn something new from other people!
I’m the kind of person who likes to use the picture in picture feature when I am using my computer so videos that don’t require your full attention are great for me.
Here are 5 YouTube channels I’ve been loving to watch:
Isabel is a 20 something year old American girl who is honoring her highest self by living a conscious life. The current theme of her videos is building a tiny house in the mountains and all the daily adventures along the way.
I love how she has chosen to challenge the cookie cutter life path and do what makes her feel fulfilled. My favorite part about watching her videos is the cinematic feel and how calming they are. I’m a sucker for the cooking montages!
Toyko Meets Brooklyn
Family vlogging is a fine line to teeter but in my opinion, Ashani and DJ Munari do a good job. They are a black women/Japanese man interracial and blended family living in New York that share authentic everyday family dynamic activities. DJ Munari has two boys from a previous relationship and they share one son together.
It’s great to see a healthy mixed family dynamic that still teaches cultural values and traditions to their children. They are a great example of if two people really want to make it work, they can. Plus, DJ Munari is soo attractive (Ashani is beautiful too!).
The English/Japanese subtitles also make it a bit educational. My favorite videos so far are the ones when he takes the boys camping!
Jessica is a former drug dealer and hard drug addict who served time in both New York and Arkansas and tells stories from her life on the streets. She is now 8 years sober with a family and advocates for prison reform and sobriety.
It’s truly amazing to see someone who had all the cards stacked against them turn their life around and live to tell the story.
Her honesty and strength is really admirable and a good reminder that you can really get through anything if you want it bad enough.
Ariane is a vegan YouTuber who shares colorful What I Eat In a Week videos and beauty tutorials. I definitely watch her for the food videos because it’s a great way to get new ideas food recipe ideas.
The vegan diet can definitely get a bad rep when it comes to food variety but she does a great job of showing you that you don’t have to give up flavor to be vegan. Even if you aren’t vegan, you can easily add meat or dairy to any of the recipes that she shares.
Tiffany is a black solo female van life vlogger who is currently working her way through all the national parks in the United States which is something I would love to do. I find her inspiring because there aren’t a lot of black female solo van lifers out there (on the internet at least).
There’s barely any production to her videos so everything feels really authentic and like you are actually there traveling with her! She doesn’t use background music when showing clips of nature either so you get to hear the sound of all the waterfalls, birds, and people.
Do you have any YouTubers what you enjoy watching? Let me know in the comments.
Thanks for reading and stay hungry to learn, create, and grow!