Celebrating 10 iconic female Shorts creators for Women’s History Month
Mar 16, 2023 – minute read
Mar 16, 2023 – minute read
We are constantly inspired by the incredible missions behind the Women who are a part of our YouTube Shorts Creator Community. In honor of Women’s History Month, we are excited to highlight 10 Iconic Female Creators who are creating content to help empower women! Read more about their personal missions and stories of why they started creating content for women here!
In Iman's words, her channel exists to "spread light and love through dance," as it is a creative outlet medium that transcends language, culture, religion, geography or race. Iman often incorporates various dance styles fused with traditional Indian Classical and Bollywood movement to inspire and share stories.
"Being a brown girl, born and raised in the US, the standards of beauty, success and societal acceptance that I grew up believing were not ideal for my confidence. As I grew up and discovered my love for dance and in turn debunked the myths within myself about how society perceives a strong, confident and powerful woman I wanted to pass my discovery along to other women," she says. "I wanted to create content primarily for a women centric audience as a way to connect with people, spread love and joy and encourage women to come out of the shell and feel confident and free. Dance is a way of creative expression which sets us free and I wanted every woman to experience this atleast once irrespective of language, culture, religion or race."
Alexandra is a Latina entrepreneur whose channel shares her slice of life as a restaurant owner and mother of two with health issues. Her videos helps to motivate and inspire through videos, recipes and insights into a day of a working mom.
"I started creating content a little over a year ago to share how we overcame a lot to become business owners. I am a Latina business owner who owns eight restaurants, creates content daily and am a mom of two beautiful girls," she says. "I remember when I first started working for myself, I had so many fears and when I became a mom I never thought I was going to be able to work and be a good mom. I feel like I’ve created a niche of the working mom, showing balance, love and passion for all aspects of being a boss babe in the business world as well as at home. I hope to inspire others to fulfill their dreams too."
Chloe's channel was created with the mission to amplify the voices of women of color in tech, provide free career resources for people from underprivileged backgrounds and address inequity in the workplace.
"I turned to content when I felt that I didn't have a voice in the meeting room. Whenever I worked on a big project or launch, I wouldn't get the credit for it and it'd go to some male director who's never interfaced with the project before," she says. "I started posting my career milestones publicly to take back my power and own my career narrative. Then I started to share resources to help other women who might be in the same boat."
Paige's mission is to help women learn about their bodies, feel healthy and find balance.
"After struggling with health issues for many years, numerous doctor’s visits, and no real answers, I had no option but to take matters into my own hands and get to the bottom of what was going on," she says. "Through countless hours of research and tests, we were able to come to the conclusion that my health issues were a result of hormonal imbalances. This experience showed me that I was not educated on the complexity of the woman body.
"Because of this, I decided to get my Hormone Specialist Certification so I can be a voice and help others who are going through the same experience. My philosophy is to focus on the basics: get in the sun, move your body, laugh with friends, and eat real food. I love to post videos about about the stress/hormone connection, along with easy & healthy recipes to balance your hormones, workout routines, and lifestyle content."
YouTube videos about streetwear and sneakers can often be dominated by men, and Marissa Hill is changing the game. "Males predominantly consume sneakers and streetwear content. I started my channel to give females a space to see a different perspective — most importantly how to think about style sneakers, not just seeing video of sneakers from the ankles down and in boxes!" she says.
There are a lot of haircare content on YouTube, and Taylor Rose's channel focuses on it from a dermatological perspecrive. Her mission is to help women regrow their hair and achieve their healthiest, most beautiful hair.
"I started creating content for women because I saw an immense need for an open discussion around women's hair loss. I noticed many accounts posting about male hair loss, but couldn't find a single account dedicated to women's hair loss," she says. Since joining YouTube a little over two years ago, her videos have amassed more than 33.5 million views and counting.
In the duo's words, "we create Music to uplift people all over the world, with an emphasis on woman empowerment, self love and telling stories. We love creating music that holds space for people like us and women like us."
The two challenges the stereotypical ideals of where women fit into society. "As women, we need to feel seen and heard because it’s over for those don’t speak unless spoken to days or just be quiet and sit pretty. Although our music is for everyone, we intentionally share our stories from a women's point of view which anyone can relate to," they say. "Our music speaks life, resilience, healing, and self care into our audience that makes it an entire vibe." Most most recent single, GEECHI, dropped last month.
Self-love comes in all shapes and sizes — and Clara's mission is to spread a message of body positivity and female empowerment. "I aim to inspire and create a safe space for individuals, especially women to embrace their unique qualities and celebrate their bodies as they are," she says. "Through my work, I strive to challenge societal norms and stereotypes that perpetuate body shaming and promote harmful beauty standards.
"As someone who has grown up in a society that sets unrealistic beauty standards and perpetuates unequal social norms for women, I have personally experienced the pressure and shame that can come with not fitting into these ideals. I understand the negative impact these standards can have on an individual's self-esteem and the challenges of dealing with body insecurities, particularly the feelings of shame and anxiety that come with never feeling good enough. That's why I'm passionate about using my platform to empower and educate women to break free from these harmful societal standards and embrace themselves as who they are."
Megha is a beauty content creators who has been the brains behind some of the most viral video trends. "As a beauty content creator I constantly hear girls talk about feeling insecure by the social media beauty standards so I started a series called NORMALIZE INSECURITIES to make them see that their features are beautiful," she says.
She was also recently featured in our latest blog series featuring creators from Florida.
Kerina's channel is about fashion and how women can feel empowered by what they wear.
"I started creating content as a hobby at first. At that time, I was just a teenager watching other YouTube bloggers like Michelle Pham and BubzBeauty. I've tried beauty content as well, but was more happy with fashion," she says. "It feels great when countless permutations of clothing finally work as a cohesive outfit. That's why I enjoy it so much!"