Kat Blaque has spent almost half her life on YouTube — and the biggest takeaway she's gotten from countless years of trolling, harassment, and hate? That it's, frankly, no longer worth giving a fuck. At 28 years old, Blaque has been making vlogs since she was 15 — pioneering the sort of socially-conscious discussions that have since taken over social media. Because while she may have began by making videos about her transition, these videos slowly gave way to discussions about feminism, trans issues, and racism — the everyday issues that affected her — and it's those topics that continue to make up the core of what she talks about.
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