Kat Blaque is here to tell the truth.

That’s the idea behind her YouTube channel as a whole, but especially her series, True Tea. In it, Blaque answers questions on a range of topics, including feminism, privilege, race, and transgender rights. Often, she’ll turn that honesty inwards, examining her own life, beliefs, and identity. She also hosts a podcast JSYK where she discusses the misconceptions people hold about different lifestyles and identities. Blaque has more than 135,000 subscribers to her main YouTube channel, which has netted more than 7.7 million views, according to analytics firm SocialBlade.

The journey towards this kind of introspection and transparency hasn’t been a straightforward one, though. In fact, she hasn’t always been comfortable with sharing her whole life with the internet. Mashable sat down with Blaque to talk about that journey, identity, and the road to going viral.

Read the full interview: https://mashable.com/article/kat-blaque-youtube/