Lexi, aka Tyrannosauruslexx, is a twenty-three year old video blogger who lives in London. She’s been doing this for a while, so she’s around 119,000 subscribers for her “Tyrannosauruslexx” channel. She used to have a channel dedicated just to makeup and hair tutorials called “Girlyashell,” until she decided that she wanted to branch out and cover topics that weren’t solely focused on your appearance. She is absolutely obsessed with LUSH products, loves Harry Potter, enjoys making music videos, and is by far one of my favorite feminist YouTubers. Lexi appeals in almost every aspect; one including is that she is just like you and me. She holds public Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter accounts that she shares on her YouTube page encouraging her fans to contact her. The most refreshing things that drew me to her was in looking at her social media, I was reminded of myself. Lexi was posting pictures that I find myself posting sometimes. To me, that was just really cool.
Lexi’s posts aren’t just about one specific thing or only feminist topics. Instead, she focuses on things that are commonly relatable and easy to listen to just for fun. Some of these include:
- Movie & book reviews
- Wardrobe essentials
- Sex Education
- Hair & makeup
- Self Care
- Her personal, “monthly favorites”
- Gift Guides
Lexi’s videos go as far as addressing her favorite celebrities, to PSA’s about menstruation and sex. One of my favored videos that came out only a couple weeks ago by her was named “Public Cervix Announcement.” In her video, Lexi shared an embarrassing intimate moment that ended in her having to go to see a gynecologist to make sure everything was okay. She discussed how we don’t talk about vaginas comfortably like we do male parts, and that we should know it is important to feel like we can talk about it and openly take care of ourselves. We can all admit, going to get yourself checked out is scary! However, Lexi explained that after gong she felt so much better even though she was very uncomfortable at first. It isn’t very easy to put yourself out there and publicly share your experiences, but Lexi does so beautifully. I think in sharing her own personal stories, she is accomplishing her mission of pushing people to become sex positive and comfortable in their own skin.
As I watched Lexi’s videos, I kept trying to find thorns, rather than roses. I kept thinking to myself, “There has to be something that this girl is doing wrong.” Originally, I was thinking that Lexi wasn’t very intersectional in her posts, as she is only focusing on very women related topics (which, she really isn’t). Then, I realized that Lexi is telling personal stories. So, in my opinion, I only find it normal and natural that everything she talks about is coming from her point of view. Sometimes, not everyone shares the same experiences and it can be hard to relate, and Lexi does see that. Though, she’s found a perfect way to draw in a crowd by putting herself out there. For that I am extremely appreciative – Lexi reminds me that it’s completely normal to feel the way I do if I’ve had a bad day, or I’m embarrassed about something. She sends an extremely important overall message, reminding us that we are not alone. Sometimes, a little reassurance is all you need.So thanks, Lexi.