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hey fedi, does anyone have any reccs for female or transfem youtubers? I'm interested in ones who are interested in either tech, music, art & craft, video games, film & media or queer topics. I enjoy shorter form videos (usually around 10-20 minutes long) but I do sometimes put video essays on while I work on other stuff as well.

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I also enjoy videos that involve geography or travel blogging, forgot to mentiion that.

Had a lot of replies to this, thank you for the recommendations everyone! Feel free to keep suggesting more as well, the ones I've had so far are exactly what I've been looking for.

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@Violet Not YouTube, but I've got a couple travelogue short series starring Sue Perkins and Joanna Lumley. Some eps of The World's Most Dangerous Roads star women, too - always worth watching, and I'm very much not a car sort.

(They may all be up on YT as well, of course)

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@Violet Abroad in Japan is currently my favorite travel blogging channel. The focus has shifted about over the years - currently the host is using his travel videos as a lens for his personal goal of getting in shape - but it's consistently funny, insightful, and just really well-produced.

youtube.com/@AbroadinJapan

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@Violet Rachel Maksy has a great channel of sewing, costuming, and crafting. youtube.com/@rachelmaksy

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@Violet oh, one more:

Laura Kampf does woodworking construction stuff: youtube.com/@laurakampf

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@Violet Sarah Autumn from Communications Museum Seattle, she makes loads of videos about old USA telephone exchange equipment (we had similar stuff in use here in UK until the late 1990s)

youtube.com/@ConnectionsMuseum

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@Violet if you're into Linux stuff I highly recommend Veronica Explains

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@Violet You might want to take a look at Simone Giertz'es Channel:
yt.artemislena.eu/channel/UC3K

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@Violet Bernadette Banner is a fun watch on historical clothing and cosplay: youtube.com/@bernadettebanner

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@Violet Xyla Foxlin, Simone Giertz, Laura Kampf, Nerdforge, Becky Stern

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@Violet Vikkie Lee ("The Carpenter's Daughter"), Blondihacks, @acegikmo does _amazing_ explanations of hard computer graphics topics, Kamui Cosplay, Dianna Cowern ("Physics Girl").

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@Violet and Feminist Frequency, although I haven't watched them in a while. m.youtube.com/user/feministfre

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@Violet Patricia Taxxon is very good imo. She does a wide range of topics including niche video games, film, media analysis, and music theory. The Marble Blast one, although it's an hour long, was surprisingly engaging considering I've never played any of the games discussed.

youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMN

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@Violet Snapcube/Penny Parker is good. Lets player and other stuff doer.

If you're interested in an enby, Big Yellow does good videos on stuff like the history of lego brick colors, maps in worms 3d, and pokemon glitches.

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@Violet My faves usually make longer videos than that, but lemme check my subs (this might be several^Wmany toots long)

Nahre Sol (professional classical/jazz pianist): youtube.com/@NahreSol

What's so great about that (bitchin' short video essays on culture and stuff) youtube.com/@WhatsSoGreatAbout

Patricia Taxxon (musician, also makes video essays on various topics) youtube.com/@Patricia_Taxxon

Yhara Zayd (video essays on culture) youtube.com/@Yharazayd

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@Violet Jessica Kellgren-Fozard (queer/disabled topics, among other things) youtube.com/@jessicaoutofthecl

Artisanal Cheese (nice video essays on kinda the topics you mention) youtube.com/@artisanalcheese

@shonalika (great video essays on media, music, disability, queerness, and stuff) youtube.com/@Shonalika

Vastava (data analysis videos on various fun topics) youtube.com/@vastava

Art in Color (gallery tours and art video essays) youtube.com/@ArtinColor

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@Violet
Naomi Wu (tech stuff, both builds, reviews and hacks): youtube.com/@Naomi-Wu

Jim Stephanie Sterling (rants about video games) youtube.com/@JimSterling

And some who do longer stuff:
Sophie From Mars youtube.com/@SophiefromMars

Vivian Strange youtube.com/@vivianstrange/vid

Sarah Zedig youtube.com/@letstalkaboutstuf

and I'm guessing you already know PhilosophyTube :)

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@Violet Oh, hoots also makes longer videos: youtube.com/@hootsontheweb

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@Violet Oh, and Jordan B Harrod makes great video essays on AI/Machine learning and topics related to that and/or her PhD life youtube.com/@JordanHarrod

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@Violet Fran Lab! She's female and transfem. She has been inventing and tinkering for like 50 years so she has a lot of knowledge and a historical perspective. She also just seems like someone I'd want to hang out with.

youtu.be/N2v4kH_PsN8

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@Violet

- TechWorld with Nana, she's an excellent educator and presenter
- Contrapoints / Natalie Wynn, not everyone's cup of tea but I always enjoy her videos on cultural and internet shit
- I don't recall individual names but the Charm (charm.sh) youtube channel has some enjoyable stuff, mostly golang CLI related

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@Violet if you're into factory / sim-management style games, KatherineOfSky is worth checking out. her content skews towards 1hr videos rather than 10-20min though.

you may also enjoy RailCowGirl, who streams videos of her driving a train through the Norwegian countryside, either with just ambient audio or with Q&A chat.

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@Violet vkgoeswild does absolutely incredible piano covers of stuff

and not sure whether this fits into your music interests but Kristina Rybalchenko is a fantastic drummer

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@gsuberland I do enjoy the occasional train content!

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@Violet ooh I have some!

Verilybitchie for queer and especially bisexual media analysis. Her videos vary a bit, some of them are shorter than others

Council of Geeks for more geeky film and media stuff, might also check out break room of geeks especially for shorter videos.

Dreamsounds for queer disney music stuff

EchoIsWeird for art and crafts!

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@Violet I’m glad so many of the replies to this are people I already follow on YT, I will add the following as I’ve not seen them mentioned already:

Retro computing:
Ms Mad Lemon
Pixel Vixen
Bubbles and Bytes
Kim Justice

Music:
Pink and the keytar cat
Game Genie Sokolov

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@Violet https://www.youtube.com/@VeronicaExplains is my go to recommendation, she does tech and linux-y stuff, but in a format that’s still enjoyable even if you don’t understand the specifics well

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GameChamp does 30-45 minute videos of wild video game challenge runs, I like them a lot. youtube.com/@Gamechamp3000

And I like Ellie Spectacular, a transwoman who makes YTP videos, if edited absurdism is something you enjoy. youtube.com/@DaThings

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@Violet art & craft I would recommend Lindsay Weirich: youtube.com/channel/UC_pR1d2QM
as well as Lorraine Watry: youtube.com/@lorrainewatry_wat
Music-wise you might like Emily Hopkins: youtube.com/@emilyharpist

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