Female Asian American YouTubers: Final by Ariana Callan
This post is 4 of 4 in a series of posts on female Asian American YouTubers for my final.
YouTube content creating can be a liberating source of self-expression for Asian American women, but it can also reinforces stereotypes. YouTube is one of the only media forms where the creator has complete control over how their content is created and shown, but the medium itself is still able to reinforce the same problems that female Asian Americans face in their everyday lives. While this is true, Michelle Phan also points out that YouTube is still unique in its positioning for these women: “Nowhere else in the media, other than the Internet, are there ‘really strong Asian roles.’” The women in the previous blog posts have been able to create career paths that were not possible prior to YouTube. They have become huge influencers by getting millions and millions of subscribers and viewers each month. YouTube has created the possibility for these women to have voices and represent themselves.