Elli interviews the incomparable and amazing Kaitlyn Alexander!

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Today is a very exciting day, y'all.

I got to interview Kaitlyn Alexander!! (!!!!!!!!!!)

You might know Kaitlyn from Carmilla, realisticallysaying or the new series Couple-ish!

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Without further ado, here we gooooooo:

 

Tell us a little bit about you, where did you grow up? Did you act as a kid?

I grew up in Ottawa, Ontario actually, so a few hours away from Toronto. I actually didn't act AT ALL as a kid, I was super shy. Like, shy to the point where I would hide behind my parents legs if my own aunts/uncles approached me. I got into acting because it was a mandatory course for me in high school...and it kind of opened my eyes to this whole new world where I could be confident because I could be somebody else for a bit. It was awesome.

 

How have the YouTube community, and the LGBT community, reacted to Carmilla, realisticallysaying, and Coupleish? What does the intersection of those two communities look like?

The YouTube community/LGBT community have really embraced Carmilla and that was something I don't think any of us expected to that extent. My channel has been embraced a lot more than I thought it would to be honest- I'm just an awkward weirdo with a camera who does stuff and the fact that people seem to enjoy it is great. Couple-ish has been widely embraced which is both terrifying and great because it hasn't even come out yet! The two communities kind of intersect seamlessly...YouTube has always been the place for the non-traditional and people like me and shows like Carmilla fit right in.

 

What can fans expect from Couple-ish? Any hints you can give us? :)

Fans can expect a lot of laughs, hard truths and romance in Couple-ish ;)

 

What tips can you give LGBT kids all over the country?

My biggest tip is not to feel pressured to come out. A lot of people are in circumstances where coming out may actually put them in danger, and I know a lot of queer media puts focus on coming out stories and whatnot. I think everything happens for everyone in different lengths of times and there's no problem with that.

 

Can you speak to your own coming out experience at all? Is it something you like to share with the online community?

My own coming out experience? Well, I've shared it with the online community :) I have a link to the video right herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJoWMDz2IcI

 

What does the interaction between online fans and content creators look like, and where do you see it going?

The interaction between online fans and creators is like a conversation...which is something that I really love. I mean, I get to create content and have a conversation with the people who watch it about what they like and what they don't, and I get to hear from them. That's the best thing as a creator. I think it's in a good place right now, I have no idea where it's going to be honest.

 

Anything else you'd like to tell the Bobo community?

I think I'd just like to say thanks for reading this blabbering nonsense if you still are!

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I just want to say thank you to Kaitlyn for sitting down to chat with me, it was truly an honor! Tune in to Couple-ish, coming soon to Youtube

 


 

Elli Streifer is a full time college student, with a little bit too much to say about Harry Potter, outer space and intersectional feminism (among other things). She's an American Sign Language major, probably uses too many emojis and is as gay as the day is long. 50% of the Bobo Academy BlogSquad. Currently blogging out of her dorm room in Boston, Massachusetts. Tweet at her, she's always looking for ideas.

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