Ugh- about those trans gif sets.
So, i shouldn’t have to make this post but I’m annoyed and I wanna get this out of my head so I can get back to work:
A lot of people are complaining about my trans/nonbinary gif sets. Which fascinates me as they were done as a way to promote the smaller youtubers that I watch/am subscribed to and I have always supported and wanted to support people who have less subs than mine but deserve so much more. What I think frustrates me the most is that people don’t get that Gigi and Julie do not need a promotion on my platform. They both have subscriber counts that are far beyond what I have. They are both awesome girls in their own right, but I’d rather support and promote youtubers that do not have many subscribers. I really fail to see why this is a complicated or complex topic. Genuinely I don’t understand the obsession with wanting to promote people who don’t need promotion. I’m all about increasing trans visibility on this platform. I do not need to promote people who are already hella visible on yt-i’d much much rather promote people who are most-likely struggling and need the support. It baffles me that people don’t think trans creators exist and part of why I made those gif sets was the show that there are..plenty that do.
What’s also sorta annoying me is that I have a few people complaining about how white these lists are… I overlooked a bunch of youtubers because I wanted to highlight people of color instead. That’s just me being totally blunt. When it comes to my trans guy post, most of the black trans men that I used to follow have deleted all of their videos-some of them haven’t uploaded videos for more than 2 years. A lot of trans people leave youtube. I’ve left youtube several times in the past. That’s the nature of the beast and I think that trans people of color have far more at stake and because of that probably leave youtube more often. Two of the trans women I wanted to promote on my black trans woman list have left youtube-one of them has detransitioned-the other took all of their videos down. This is how shit goes…
Whenever someone has extended the list or added people to it, I’ve reblogged it. If you have people to add to the list, please do.
But ultimately what I wanted to say was… if you don’t like MY list, make your own. It’s reallly easy. Download a program called gifcam and it’s pretty self explainatory from there. Make your own list of your favorite trans youtubers and I’ll reblog it. Tag me. This isn’t about my ego or really anything other than supporting other trans creators that people act like aren’t even around. It’s frustrating having these conversations with people and they act like we don’t exist. I’m trying to use my small platform to help. Stop attacking me because I didn’t name your fave. Some of the people on the list are people that have supported my work in the past as well. I dont have much to give, but this was my way of giving back.
I’m just tired of people complaining and feeling attacked. I didn’t do anything to you by sharing some of the youtubers that I’ve watched over the years. I really didn’t. Please stop contacting me with complaints and just add to the list or make a post and tag me in it so I can reblog.