When I first started my Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/kamarikoonce), it was just a hobby that I picked up over the summer. As I got deeper into the natural hair and beauty world, I found a community of women that wears their hair with confidence. I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be wonderful if more women everywhere could feel this beautiful everyday about their natural hair? It was a very intriguing idea and it motivated me to continue posting on my channel.
On my channel, I focus on real world issues that we go through with natural hair. Some of these issues include controversial laws, self-confidence, lack of resources for natural hair, interviews, natural hair lookbooks, etc. Of course, I do try to do more of the mainstream content like product reviews and tutorials, however, I feel that there is a real need for us to discuss issues that directly affect us as women with natural hair.
I seek to create content that combines different perspectives about what natural hair means to another woman. I love the idea of having people share their personal stories and how they got involved into natural hair. Likewise, it is always great to see other Youtube channels discuss their journeys.
Because Youtube is the birthplace of probably millions of natural hair journeys, I think that it is one of the best platforms to connect with women of all ages globally. Youtube is a diverse search engine where everyone can always expect to find an answer to their issues. I think that my true inspiration in growing my Youtube channel comes from when I think about my younger self, my siblings, and the young girls that watch my channel.
I wish that when I was their age, I would’ve had someone telling me how beautiful my hair was natural. Or I think about how I wish Youtube was bigger when I was younger so that my mom could watch YouTube videos about how to do my hair. I am so glad that the internet and society is starting to embrace natural hair as normal so that little girls will grow up with the idea that they are beautiful despite general beauty norms.
I seek to create content that combines different perspectives about what natural hair means to another woman. I love the idea of having people share their personal stories…
In all as a young African American woman, I am proud that I have started a Youtube channel that inspires other women of color to come to terms with their natural hair and skin. Honestly, I am so thankful for this medium and Curl’s Understood because we focus on the empowerment of women. It is these principles that I seek to instill on my channel and take it to the next level.