YouTube can be a bit of an intense place, especially when you get past late-night TV show clips and viral videos to try to source specific content. As with the internet at large, there are many, many different corners of YouTube that are devoted to delivering very specific kinds of content. If you don’t know what to look for, if perhaps you’re a newbie to the world of YouTube or you’re looking to watch something different on the video platform, it can all get very overwhelming very quickly.
Unless you have a good place to start.
In this case, we suggest you look to female celebrities you would know from film, television, social media and the political arena who have made their way to YouTube. They’re building their respective brands even further, growing their fan base and delivering different kinds of content than what we’re used to seeing. From Jenna Dewan to Amy Poehler to Hillary Clinton, these grown-ass female celebrities are creating videos for grown-ass women. Keep reading to get a little taste of what to expect on these celeb-run channels and brush up on what makes each of these women worth following.
1. Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner’s YouTube channel is an extension of Jenner as seen on her eponymous app and on her social media channels. However, her video content skews heavily toward makeup projects related to her company, Kylie Cosmetics, and some at-home videos, like the one she posted to celebrate the birth of her daughter, Stormi.
2. Shay Mitchell
Fans of a good lifestyle vid will feel renewed when they hop onto Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell’s YouTube channel. Mitchell populates her channel with lush travel vlogs of her various exotic vacations, makeup tutorials with YouTube makeup pros like Patrick Starr and cozy Q&A sessions where she sources questions from her followers and answers with charming candor.
3. Karlie Kloss
Don’t be so quick to write off Karlie Kloss as just another model. Sure, Kloss’ YouTube channel is full of videos that show off her life as a model, but she also makes a point of showcasing her other academic endeavors and bringing in more intellectual content for her followers.
4. Teri Hatcher
Former Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher is getting very real and very unfiltered on her YouTube channel, Hatching Change. Hatcher has great lifestyle content for adult women, but Van Therapy is the real gold here. In these videos, she tackles tricky topics like dating when you’re an older woman and dealing with frenemies. She’ll bring in guests and things get in-depth in an enlightening way, and it’s truly worth your time.
5. Amy Poehler
Bless Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls YouTube channel, a true beacon of light in the sea of bonkers YouTube channels. Although Smart Girls was begun by Poehler, the channel has become a place where women can find life advice, great interviews and content that will neither infantilize them nor pander to the more superficial tendencies of pop culture.
6. Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman’s YouTube channel is a great extension of her shrewd, wonderful NSFW comedy that you may have seen in any number of TV shows, movies or stand-up specials. You may not find a recipe to cook some killer cupcakes, but you will find a lot of comic relief that could, in an unusual way, give you a nice mood boost.
7. Jenna Dewan
Jenna Dewan’s YouTube channel is a great way to see her with her friends and family, find out more about her personal beauty routines and keep up with her artistic projects.
8. Ashley Tisdale
If you can remember the good old days when Ashley Tisdale reigned supreme, then head over to her YouTube channel, where she frequently uploads new musical performances and a variety of lifestyle-themed videos.
9. Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler’s YouTube channel is a great place to watch old clips from her Netflix talk show as well as get a taste of what she’s up to now that her show has ended. Whether she’s posted incisive political commentary or a well-done celebrity interview, Handler will make you look at the world and the people in it a bit differently.
10. Kim Kardashian West
Kardashian West’s YouTube channel is yet another way to connect with one of the most famous women in the world. Seek her out for some killer makeup tutorials and precious home videos, and keep up with all the fun projects Kardashian West is undertaking and announcing on her channel.
11. Miley Cyrus
Need a burst of color through music just dropped into your lap? Look no further, because Miley Cyrus’ YouTube channel is the antidote to a stressful work week or whenever you need something to lift your spirits when adulting gets to be too much.
12. Ayesha Curry
She may have her own place in the pantheon of Food Network stars while also being a working mom of two and wife to basketball superstar Steph Curry, but Ayesha Curry’s YouTube channel is a fun place to see her in her very own space. Check out her videos if you want a good recipe idea for a weeknight dinner or a look at Curry’s life behind the scenes.
13. Hillary Clinton
If you need to watch something inspiring and uplifting or (if your politics lean in this direction to begin with) you need to take a trip down memory lane before Nov. 9, 2016, head over to Hillary Clinton’s YouTube channel and get your fix.
YouTube has plenty of great channels run by female celebs you know and love that are full of great lifestyle content, musical performances, comedic sketches, hard-hitting interviews and beyond. These videos will surely please seasoned users of YouTube as well as newbies and passersby who want something bite-sized yet fun to watch throughout their day. Go ahead and dive in!