Her "Are Traps Gay" video really, really spoke to me.
I'm not radicalized or anything, but I was going through some rough questioning of my sexuality and I really loved the message of that video which boiled down to "only you get to decide your sexuality". And I quit worrying.
There are some amazing youtubers doing great work producing leftist/progressive content. But I do think she may be doing the heaviest lifting when it comes to deconverting the troll/shitpost type right wingers.
I do worry about her well being sometimes because of how deep she dives into some of the vile stuff she researches in addition to how much of herself she shares in her videos. The video where she compared herself with incels made her seem so vulnerable. And then there's the fact that she is heavily criticized from "both sides" and she feels like she has to walk a tight line. Every new video seems like its an exhausting and frightening labor of love. But the honesty and insight stand out in a sea of content. I just hope she has a good support team because her videos are invaluable.
I'm sure there's a reasonable thought process behind what she said, but my problem is rather than elaborate on what could be read as a bigoted statement, she just deleted the whole thread and didn't comment on it (to my knowledge).
lol, there are actually many great youtube channels, it's just without knowing about most of them you would never run across them.
Unfortunately, the turds rise to the top of the soup that is the Youtube Algorithm (most of the time).
It's not so much them being offended but rather I feel like if you're already a bit adverse to transfolk (most of my friends aren't bigots but I don't think they're exactly open to the concept) Natalie might scare you off, which I know she's mentioned before is a thing that other members of the community have levied as a criticism at her.
I don't mean to sound like I'm tone policing here or she should change her videos to suit a wider audience.