Are you interested in learning more about what it’s like to live with a disability? These 6 content creators are a great place to start! Visit their social media pages (linked below) and listen as they share their lived experiences.
Molly has been on Youtube since 2014, has over 2 million followers, AND over 1.7 million video views. Molly is blind, and frequently shares about how her disability impacts her life (the good AND the bad). Her largest playlist is titled “Being Blind” and features videos like: “How to Read & Write Braille + The History of Braille!”, “5 Most Awkward Blind Girl Moments”, “10 WORST Things about Being Blind”, and “10 Things I LOVE About Being Blind”. Her videos also frequently include her guide dog, Gallop.
Molly is candid and fun-loving. She exudes positivity, but is also more than happy t0 discuss the hard parts of living with a disability, and her life in general. Her channel has a large focus on her disability, but she also creates content around her hobbies – like hair, makeup, traveling, and trying new foods.
Jessica is a strong advocate for the disability community, especially when it comes to invisible disabilities. She has been on Youtube since 2011, and has over 68 million video views. Her content frequently focuses on disabilities, chronic illnesses, the LGBTQ+ community, and her love for vintage fashion.
Her largest playlist is titled, “Disability” and features videos like: “Being Disabled in School”, “10 Disability Misconceptions”, Q&A with my carer”, “How to be Disabled Friendly”.
Jessica’s videos are filled with humor, wit, and knowledge. Her Youtube about page says: ” I make fun, uplifting and educational content that should help you get through tough times and not feel alone.” She’s not wrong.
Shane & Hannah Burcaw (AKA Squirmy & Grubs)
Shane and his wife Hannah created their YouTube channel in 2018, with the desire to share more about their life as an inter-able couple. As they say: “One of us has a severe muscle wasting disease and uses a wheelchair. The other one of us…doesn’t.”
Shane and Hannah’s channel has over 140 million video views. Their largest playlist is titled “Vlogs”, and features videos of their daily lives – from funny to informative.
Learn more about Shane and Hannah’s life on their YouTube channel.
Nikki started her Youtube channel in 2013, has over 1 million subscribers, AND over 88 million video views.
At age 6, Nikki was diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a rare condition where an abnormal connection between arteries and veins exists. She began her YouTube channel at just 8 years old to share her experience living with a “visible difference.”
Nikki’s channel is full of not only informative Q&A’s, but make-up tutorials, song covers, and collaboration videos with other youtubers and celebrities.
You can learn more about Nikki on her Youtube channel.
Zach Anner, born with Cerebral Palsey, is a hilarious comedian and internet personality. He has his own youtube channel, a published book (If at Birth You Don’t Succeed), had his own travel TV show on the Oprah Winfrey Network (Rollin’ with Zach), and is a writer on the ABC show Speechless.
Zach’s content is always interesting and funny. He has a hilarious and quick wit, and his appearances on various youtube videos are always a joy.
You can learn more about Zach on his Youtube channel.
Steven Spohn (pronounced ‘spawn’) is the COO of the nonprofit organization AbleGamers, an organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities access videogames and advocating for accessibility in videogaming. As an avid videogamer player himself, Steven Spohn streams on Twitch and appears on various youtube videogaming channels. As an individual with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Steven Spohn has long championed accessibility in video-gaming to allow anyone to enjoy the pastime.
You can follow Steven on Twitch.