YouTuber NikkieTutorials comes out as trans

By Anna Iovine2020-01-13 19:35:04 UTC On Monday afternoon, YouTuber NikkieTutorials released a video titled “I’m Coming Out,” where she tells her over 12 million subscribers for the first time that she is trans.  “Filming this video scary, but it’s so liberating and freeing,” said NikkieTutorials, whose real name is Nikkie De Jager. “I’ve been wanting…

Through Anna Iovine

On Monday afternoon, YouTuber NikkieTutorials launched a video titled “I am Coming Out,” the place she tells her over 12 million subscribers for the primary time that she is trans. 

“Filming this video horrifying, however it is so freeing and liberating,” stated NikkieTutorials, whose actual title is Nikkie De Jager. “I have been in need of to proportion this aspect of myself to all of you for goodbye however I may just by no means work out the timing.”  

“Sure I’m transgender,” De Jager stated, “However on the finish of the day I’m me.”

De Jager went on within the 17-minute video to reward her mom and give an explanation for extra about her adolescence and her transition. She defined that within the 11 years she’d had her channel — and grew to some of the subscribed good looks gurus at the platform — she had sought after to specific this aspect of herself. She had now not as a result of she stated she sought after the channel to be about her artwork. 

“I sought after the artwork to do the talking for me,” she stated. De Jager expressed that her channel will stay the similar, however she didn’t wish to hang again or have secrets and techniques. She persevered, “From nowadays on, you get me,” and confident that she might be extra open to her subscribers than ever.

De Jager began the video through announcing she didn’t be expecting to inform her subscribers this nowadays. Later within the video, she defined she did this as a result of she used to be blackmailed. It seems that, the folks blackmailing her instructed her that she used to be scared — and to that, she gave them the center finger.

“I’m unfastened, and nowadays I am getting to be me,” she stated. 

Mins after the video used to be posted it already had crowned 300,000 perspectives.