I’ve been wanting to find and follow other Black women who live in their vehicles. I’ve come across a couple handfuls on YouTube since that is my main outlet for researching this life in preparation for my own time on the road. I think it would be great to find others I can relate to, and see how thy navigate this mode of living.
So, on facebook the other day within a group dedicated to women who live in their van I asked a simple question. The group has well over 6,000 members, and so I thought this would be fertile ground in order to get such information and begin finding others who have a shared identity to see how they experience van life. Everyone’s experiences aren’t the same and I specifically wanted knowledge about Black women. But my question — ‘Are there any melanated van dwellers in the house, and if so, do you have a YouTube channel or a blog?” — it was something along those lines — started a string of responses that included everything from the couple of Black women who weighed in to represent, to white women trying to turn the conversation to themselves, one in particular working her damnest to try and convince me that racism and discrimination by Black people against white women, is possible. It lasted a few days, but didn’t get very far at all with regards to my questions. So, as a response to all of that I’ve decided to bring the information I have on Black women van/car or SUV dwellers here. Keep in mind I have not done much of a search for other types of housing, such as Skoolies but I may eventually.
Believe it or not the blog listed below is the only one, besides my own, that I have come across, whereas the YouTubers (Vloggers) are more numerous if even only a few. You can click on each name and it will take you to their page:
YOUTUBE CHANNELS (VLOGS)
These are the women I’ve found for now. And, instead of keeping this page as a ‘reference’, constantly updating it, I’ll leave it up to you, readers, to weigh in. Leave a comment with other Black women van/RV/SUV/auto dwellers that you know of.
Side note: if your name is listed and you’d rather it not appear in this post, then let me know and I’ll take it down.
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