Category: YouTube Videos

Blocking Revenue is Censorship

There was a big fuss on the internet yesterday, as creators across YouTube suddenly noticed that many of their videos were being blocked from monetization by YouTube. It turns out, YouTube had updated its policy on what kinds of videos can be monetized and was quietly demonetizing videos for almost a year now. Apparently now,…
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I’m From Alabama

I got into an friendly argument with a friend recently when I mentioned that I was strongly considering moving away from Alabama to pursue more career opportunities. I live in the most populated city in Alabama–Birmingham–and this place has always struggled to stand out among so many great tourist-friendly southern cities like Atlanta, New Orleans,…
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I’m a Sucker For a Good Guy

I could be wrong, but I feel like previous generations created their media in a more idealized way. Characters were a lot less morally ambiguous, for the most part. You always knew who the good guy was. There was a kind of optimism and hope that I feel is missing from a lot of modern…
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What’s My Personality Type?

I get asked pretty frequently what my MBTI personality type is. If you’re not familiar, MBTI refers to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator which is a questionnaire designed to implement a theory of the different types of personalities that humans can have that was first proposed by psychotherapist Carl Jung. If you’ve ever seen someone describe themselves…
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Anxiety Thought Vomit

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that I’ve begun to frequently experience anxiety. It seems that for most people this begins at a young age, but as far as I can remember, this isn’t something I dealt with when I was a teenager or younger. I was much more stoic and unaffected by things back…
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I’m Not Scared of Donald Trump

  Voters in America are often faced with the challenge of selecting the “lesser of two evils”, and this years Presidential election feels to many of us (especially progressives) like the choice is harder than it ever has been. On the one hand you have Donald Trump, who by most measures in completely unqualified and…
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Media Representation

  I’ve noticed that often people feel disappointed and angry with how certain groups are represented in media such as TV, movies, and video games. Often times groups such as women, people of color, or LGBT folks (among others) are disproportionately excluded from mainstream media. And when they are included, they are often stereotypes or…
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Taking Advice From Exceptional People

If you know anything about me, you know that I’m one of those people that says “Follow your passion!” One of the most depressing things to me is passionate and talented people who feel obligated to set their creativity aside in favor of things they perceive as being more “practical” or financially lucrative. We give…
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Unrequited Infatuation & “The Seven Year Itch”

  The Seven Year Itch is a classic 1955 comedy film about a man who struggles to remain faithful to his wife after he meets a beautiful young actress. It’s an adaptation of a Broadway play, and in the play version, he actually gives in and has a brief affair with the unnamed Girl he…
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