Embracing Liminal Identity : Uncovering Hidden Diversity : Celebrating Cultural Mobility

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The Universal Language of YouTube

Over the past decade, social media applications and websites have soared due to the growing rate of technology. It’s weird to think that just ten years ago flip phones existed. The time of having to type a number three times just to write the letter ‘f’ no longer exists. Now, technology has allowed for almost everything to be accessible on a screen.

One company in particular has become a platform for the world to connect with each other. YouTube is a website where people can post video content. It’s a great resource to learn more about other people, other cultures, and to feel connected to someone even though they may live countries away.

Some of my favorite YouTubers include Shirley Eniang and Kezia Eniang. Their multicultural experiences shine through in their videos.

The Eniang sisters are based in London. They offer different types of video content. For example, Shirley focuses on beauty and style while Kezia focuses on West-African cooking recipes.

In one of Shirley’s videos, they girls explain their ethnicity. Their mom is half Canadian and half Ghanaian, while their dad is Nigerian. The exposure to different cultures influences the content they produce.

As women of color, the Eniang sisters inspire and create content geared for other women of color around the world. Shirley shares tips about wigs, makeup, and style. Generally, women of color are left out of the picture in terms of makeup, but she provides insight on what makeup brands best suit her skin tone.

However, if you’re into cooking more than beauty, Kezia’s channel offers unique recipes. In one of her videos, she offers viewers who may be in college some ideas of Nigerian food to make. Her channel also offers vlogs which highlight her day-to-day activities.

Overall, these ladies have brought their own spice and flare to their YouTube channels. If you want to learn more about different cultures and lifestyles, I recommend hitting their subscribe button to always stay up to date with their content.

By: nparra

Nicole Parra believes everyone has a story. She has a passion for all things food, fashion, and culture. As a Mexican-American, she has experienced life traveling in between cultures. Ultimately, Parra believes diversity enriches life experiences. Follow her for more updates on Twitter @NicoleDeeParra