Day 2. We came. We saw. We con-quered. Come find us one last time TOMORROW at #Vidcon2017. Swipe through to see our schedule for Saturday #FullscreenFam
If you don’t feed your puppy human food, do you even dog, bro?
GUYS this is Emma who got up on stage with @godhatesmiles for his drag show and if you look close enough you'll see she's 1) in the splits 2) holding a massive high heel and 3) fidget spinning. BECAUSE VIDCON. #vidcon2017
Tag that friend who makes you laugh even in the most awkward situations.
OG YouTuber. Fiercely himself. Props to @timothydelaghetto for always being the outrageous human he was born to be.
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An artist submission from fan @TheDustinBuck. He says: “It can be hard to push yourself forward and to move passed the pack. However, it is essential that you keep progressing. You must standout from the crowd, because the world is a better place when everyone strives to create their own, unique legacy.” [EDITOR'S NOTE: Created for you, by you. This piece is a fan submission from our June exploration into the idea of nonconformity.]
happy pride month -- make sure to be your most extra-est self (via @natemakuch)
When 5:30pm on Monday hits and you aren’t sure if seeing signs for cold brew everywhere is make-believe or real.
THUMBPRINT 003: “Clown casual, Performer, Artist, Gay man, I’ve started to grow more fearless with the way I describe myself, for example, “Sissy Faggot.” Collaborating on my current project has led me to be more proud of being gay, queer, and trans simultaneously.
To me, non-conformity is more than just the way you dress or look but more about how you occupy a space and doing things you like because you like them not because they’re expected of you.
For any artist, standing out and being seen as unique is important. If I’m trying to stand out, I enjoy that spotlight but sometimes I take for granted the perks of blending in. I love the center of attention when it’s on my terms.” - Van Jazmin, 26, Los Angeles
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Happy Father’s Day to all the unconventional Papas out there. And to the conventional ones too!
Swipe to read McKenna’s story about when her dad moved to Europe, and how camera phones have kept them close despite being a world apart.
“But they started it."
Nicole Stetter isn’t like a regular mom. She’s a cool mom. No really. Like the coolest. We asked her what inspires her to flip the switch on her hair color so frequently.
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She’s the highest authority, tbh.
Brandon Rogers is weird. And we think that’s a good thing. No, it’s a GREAT thing. He does things his way. And it’s not that he tries to be different, it’s just that different is his natural state. On his show @MagicFunHouse, he is constantly pushing boundaries...and buttons… but that’s what makes him so incredibly interesting. If you ever find yourself feeling like all the fun, creative life is being drained from around you, just ask one question: WWBRD? And then get weird with it.
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It’s amazing how trying something different can make you feel like a whole new person. Nick Mantle takes us through how dying his hair allowed him to open up and show his true self.
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[EDITOR’S NOTE: Created for you, by you. This piece is a fan submission from our June exploration into the idea of nonconformity.] Nonconformity means being the pieces to make the big picture.
You are the pillar to make your own masterpiece.
You like what you like and that may change.
Others will try to mold to you but you should never lose your form.
We are told to never question authority even though some will try to smooth out parts that don't need fixing.
It is a testament to what you are capable of when obtaining success.
No one’s living for you, you might as well take advantage.
Or don't, I'm not telling you to conform to anything.
- Candice Bertram
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We want to share your art, your words, your anything and everything with the world. Submit today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sometimes, it’s how we choose to show ourselves to the world that can be the quickest form of self expression. We asked @sierrarainbowdeathparty why she chooses to go bold with her hair color.
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Two words: Adult. Braces. Scary, we know - but guess what? Patrick Bailey doesn’t care what you think. And that mindset just so happened to be his secret to surviving metal mouth in his 20s. Swipe to read more.
We talked to some pretty incredible people at Pride over the weekend. They reminded us that, despite the haters, love still wins. #Pride2017
Because anyone else would be boring.
No one else gets to tell you shit about who you are. Write your own story and build your own life.
Save that shit for the grocery store.
THUMBPRINT 002: I worry that people think that when I present as queer, I’m just doing it for the attention, or to be “different.” Wanting to be different assumes that I care about what other people think about me. To be clear, I care about feeling safe, but not whether someone likes my outfit or not. If I wear a head to toe zebra print outfit one day, it’s because it makes me feel happy. I love looking goofy. I love when kids stare at me and smile because I’m dressed like a cartoon. People tell me they love what I’m wearing all the time, but they don’t think they could pull it off on themselves. Half of the time, I look like a Smash Mouth reject. Or Mugatu. What does that mean, “I can’t pull that off”? If you’re happy wearing something, you are pulling it off. Actually, you are pulling off the greatest scam of all time: In a world that tells you repeatedly across virtually all media that you’re ugly and not worth it, you are wearing something that makes you like yourself. If that’s not ‘pulling it off’ I don’t know what is.”
- Edgar Gomez, 25, Los Angeles, California
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Fourth meal anyone?
Cause it’s the freakin’ weekend.
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