As if you didn’t need more encouragement for breaking dependency on YouTube and other of the mainstream (read defaulting to “white” supremacist) platforms, this is how they disrespected Kat Blaque at a recent event. They tokenize her as the trifecta “Big, Black, Trans” woman to prove their supposed diversity, but then, well, I’ll let her tell it.
Then once I got there, a cartoonish series of events occurred. I flew in very very early after a very stressful weekend and was kept in the dark the entire time about the event. I was systemically excluded from the event they flew me out to participate in. I wasn’t given direction from YouTube about where to be and when to be there and so I sat quietly in my hotel waiting to hear back from them. I wouldn’t find out until the following day after I reached out to them directly that there were a slew of events that happened that were never communicated to me. I was supposed to receive an email, but the email was never sent. I was supposed to receive a paper itinerary delivered to my room, but it was excluded from the package left at my door. I was supposed to receive direction from the hotel about where to be, but said direction was never given. So I essentially wasted 3 days sitting in Atlanta in a hotel
Watch: Kat Blaque – YouTube