Youtube has recently launched a new initiative called “Youtube Creators for Change.” This is a global initiative that supports content creators all over the world who are using their channels and their voices to talk about social issues, raise awareness and create an environment of empathy and tolerance, not only on youtube but in the real world. This project features content creators from all over the world but it also includes a handful of Muslim content creators as well.
These muslim youtubers create a variety of content from skits, to vlogs to fashion and beauty, but are also able to use their channel to promote and discuss social issues that they find close to their hearts. There is almost a dozen muslim youtubers that are featured as ambassadors for change in youtube’s new initiative. Dina Tokio, Humza Arshad and Subhi Taha are just a few of them.
Dina Tokio is a London based blogger has an eye for anything fashion and beauty related. She posts content on her channel in blog from anything to do with styling tips, rants, vlogs and beauty videos. Dina is outspoken and does not shy away from voicing her opinions and creating social awareness. She is currently part of Youtube’s #MadeForYou campaign and was selected as one of UK’s most influential social media stars.
Humza Arshad, a content creator also based in the UK, he is most well known for his series on youtube called “Diary of a Badman.” Where he uses comedy as a way to tackle important issues such as extremism and gang violence. He has embarked on school tours in the UK to speak on such topics and is passionate about continuing his journey on youtube to create awareness and bring about a positive change as an ambassador for change.
Amani is a newer creator on youtube. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of blog Muslimgirl. She is a prominent voice in social, religious and political issues and is currently writing a column for Forbes. She was invited by Michelle Obama to speak at the US State of Women’s Summit. As well Amani has recently published her first book, “Muslim Girl : A coming of Age,” she is currently on the New York Times Bestsellers list for “Editor Picks.”
Subhi Taha is a youtuber and blogger, he is a Muslim-American creator who wants to use his platform in order to create a space that promotes a modest and productive lifestyle inspired by his faith. He posts skits based on his Palestinian/Filipino background as well as vlogs on social issues and self-improvement tips. He has recently launched a modest wear clothing line called “SUBHITAHA”.
These youtubers all use their voices to create a positive impact and social change. What are you doing to make a change?