What It’s Like Being a Woman on YouTube [feat. Clean My Space and Dana Schmoyer] [Ep. #52]

Being a woman on YouTube presents some unique challenges that men don’t face as often and that other women who aren’t creators may never realize is happening behind-the-scenes. That’s why I sat down with two female creators and talked with them about their experiences as a woman creator on YouTube. They share their experiences with YouTube comments, men, and the online community in general, as well as advice for both men and women who consider themselves to be a part of the YouTube community.

– Chad and Melissa from Clean My Space
Dana Schmoyer

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  1. Stephanie January 26, 2017 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for this discussion. My friend and I have been creating on YouTube for just about 6 months. We have a cooking channel but I would call it more of an entertainment cooking channel in which we find retro/vintage recipes and make them.

    Just like in real life, I feel like I have to be cautious when someone says something that could be either a compliment or sexist and inappropriate. For instance, a man commented on a video about Hawaiian Ham Balls “yummmy! And the ham balls look good too”. I didn’t respond b/c I didn’t know if he was trying to be funny and didn’t realize how his joke could be taken or if he was just being inappropriate. I hate that I have to feel like I’m always on the defensive and have my guard up, but unfortunately, that is par for the course of being a woman.

    I really appreciate Dana and Melissa’s thoughts and advice. Keep up the great work!

    • Tim Schmoyer January 26, 2017 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      Sorry you have to deal with those things, Stephanie, but I’m glad you have the maturity to handle it appropriately. I’m sure your attitude will help form a community of other people who share your maturity. :)

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