Lately, I’ve been super into college & study related YouTube videos, so I thought I would share some of my favorite accounts with the rest of the studyblr community!
* - denotes accounts that get a 10/10 from me
+ *cathincollege:I LOVE CATH SO MUCH OMG! She’s a rising junior at Stanford University, and her channel consists mostly of vlogs. It’s not exactly educational, but it gets me super pumped for college, and it’s hecka entertaining.
+colleage: This account is run by a rising sophomore at Princeton University. There aren’t many videos on her channel, but I think that the ones she has uploaded are witty and quirky as well as informative and helpful!
+ *YesReneau: This is one of the first college accounts I followed, and I’ve been following for over a year now! Taylor (owner of the account) recently graduated from Harvard Class of 2016, and her account includes a mix of vlogs, funny videos, and college advice.
+ eleni arizona (aka @hotdamnford): Her account has mostly been non-school related vlogs as of late, but if you scroll through her videos, you can find some educational content. In addition to her YouTube, she gives great college advice on her tumblr!
+ Angie Kim: This is a new account run by a Brown University student from Canada. She has the perspective of an international student applying to American universities, and has uploaded extremely useful videos so far!
+ Jane and Jady: For any students that plan on attending medical school, this account is for you! Their channel is godsend for learning more about the world of medical school, and there are a few general studying videos, too!
+ appsademia (aka @appsademia): In addition to college admissions related information, this account contains general study information and addresses some issues that are important to students. This is another account I’ve been following for while (both on YouTube and Tumblr), and I highly recommend it!
+*hiheidz: Heidi’s channel includes super helpful educational tips against the frame of a more lifestyle-oriented YouTube channel. I love almost every video on her channel, and even the non-studying videos are worth watching!
+ *studyign (aka @studyign): You’ve probably heard of Sareena, a studyblr who is one of the fixtures of the studyblr community. In addition to her amazing studyblr, she has a great YouTube account that has helped me so much!
+ *nehrdist (aka @nehrdist): In addition to having a hecka cool accent, Zoe runs a spectacular studyblr & YouTube account. I love her & watching her videos for advice and tips, in addition to the fact that she is my face GOALS.
+ mariana (aka @studywithmariana): Another awesome study YouTube that I’ve been following for a long time. I’m not as familiar with her studyblr, but I’m sure it’s totally worth checking out as well!
+ katsdesk (aka @katsdesk): Kat is a recent high school grad who’s a part of Brown University Class of 2020. In addition to having a phenomenal YouTube with like the best study aesthetic ever, she runs an awesome studyblr as well!
Well, that’s all! I hope you enjoy these YouTubers and much as I do, and if you have any recommendations for me, let me know!
1. study hard 2. get good grades 3. oh, they’re bad? 4. wow, really bad 5. buy crowbar 6. get in good college 7. uh oh campus security saw you 8. ditch the crowbar 9. hide 10. Well…at least you’re in college now
100 LGBTQ Black Women You Should Know (4/100) from top left to right:
Angelina Weld Grimké (1880-1958), Journalist / Teacher / Poet / Playwright Harlem Renaissance writer Grimké, who was biracial (her father was the second African-American to graduate from Harvard Law), was one of the first African-American women to have a play performed publicly. Of that play, The NAACP said, ”This is the first attempt to use the stage for race propaganda in order to enlighten the American people relating to the lamentable condition of ten millions of Colored citizens in this free republic.” At 16, she wrote a letter to her female friend Mamie Burrile in which she declared, “I know you are too young now to become my wife, but I hope, darling, that in a few years you will come to me and be my love, my wife!” Modern literary critics who have analyzed Grimké’s work have found “strong evidence” that she was lesbian or bisexual.
Ruby Dandridge (1900-1987), Actress. In addition to being the mother of the legendary actress Dorothy Dandridge, bisexual actress Ruby Dandridge was a prominent radio actress, best known for her role on Amos ‘n Andy. Her “companion” Geneva Williams lived with The Dandridges after Ruby and her husband Cyril divorced.
Edmonia “Wildfire” Lewis (1844-1907), Sculptor. This African-Haitian-Ojibwe Native American sculptor was born in New York and began studying art at Oberlin in Ohio, one of the first universities to accept women and non-white people, and later began sculpting in Boston. She showed her work internationally and spent most of her career in Rome. The National Gay History Project notes that “she is considered one of a few African-American artists to develop a fan base that crossed racial, ethnic and national boundaries — and the first to develop a reputation as an acclaimed sculptor, which would later give her access to circles that generally excluded people of color and women.”
Marsha P Johnson (1944-1992), Activist / Artist. Marsha P. Johnson, a black trans woman, co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R) with Sylvia Rivera, where she was known as the house “mother,” getting food and clothing to help support the young drag queens and trans women living in the house on the Lower East Side of New York and was one of the leaders in clashes with police at the Stonewall Riots. She was also a popular figure in New York City’s gay and art scene from the 1960s to the 1990s.
President Obama has come a long way from the days of scolding black families for feeding their kids a cold Popeye’s dinner. Six years ago, he was the Platonic ideal of a BRP candidate. He was clean, articulate and uncorrupted. He even weathered attempts to associate him with Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the radical, evil, crazy Negro. For a second there, it seemed like respectability politics could work if all blacks just kept a pristine record, graduated from Harvard, lead a quiet life, came from a biracial background, had beautiful kids and a dynamic wife, said all the right things, made all the right moves. Perhaps Obama would singlehandedly be able to overcome 400 years of America’s intractable execration of the black body and mind by just being…perfect. We all know how this hypothesis has played out. Despite the brilliant speeches, the painstaking compromises, foreign policy successes, legislative achievements and, to some, being one of the most objectively successful presidents in America’s history, he is still unpopular with vast sections of white America. If a black man like Obama is still hated by almost half the population, then what hope is there for the average middle class family, a single mother, the teenage kid with a hoodie, the creative artist who likes to provoke, or the philosopher who proposes change? What hope is there for me?