The buttas!

Guys. If you had walked up to me when I was six and said, ‘One day you will whip butters for a living.’ I would have said… Well actually I probably would have shrugged and said, ‘Okay sure.’ because I was a weird child. But anyway, my second life as a connoisseur of all things whipped butter was validated recently when I got a call from a coordinator for YouTube Black asking for 50 of my whipped butters for their swag bags. For those who don’t know, YouTube Black is a gathering of the platform’s most influential black vloggers. It was launched in 2016.

After an afternoon of furious whipping, I frantically walked to the ain’t shit Fedex store where I received no help because apparently shipping whipped butters with ice packs counts as ‘hazardous’. I then frantically walked to my local post office, where my butters did *not* classify as hazardous and I shipped them with no problem. Thanks guys.

A few days later I heard back from the rep who said my butters were a hit! I mean, I don’t know if she was just saying it to be nice or if that was actually the case, but I *did* hear back from one attendee who enjoyed the butter so much she wants to feature it in a vid. I’ve been scouring Instagram and Twitter looking for some photo evidence. So far this photo from vlogger Teala Dunn is all I can find. There I am in the second photo in the bottom left hand corner.

Credit: Teala Dunn, https://twitter.com/TTLYTEALA

And bonus, a few days later I got *another* request from the YouTube rep to provide butters for an event featuring the popular sketch comedy group Dormtainment.

I wanted to share this news because this blog was a big inspiration behind my venture into the world of whipped shea, mango and cocoa. (For the full story on how and why I launched BGLH Marketplace, go here.) Now I gotta get back to working on the July 4 holiday backlog, because I don’t want folks emailing me asking how I have time to post about being in YouTube Black, but not to get their order out on time.

Black Girl With Long Hair

Leila Noelliste, founder of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008). Social media, pop culture and black beauty enthusiast. bell hooks' hair twin...

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alison hilaire

Yeah!!! Congrats 🙂

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“Now I gotta get back to working on the July 4 holiday backlog, because I don’t want folks emailing me asking how I have time to post about being in YouTube Black, but not to get their order out on time.”

Leila, I screamed with laughter! But yay! at like supporting like. I’m so pleased for you plus those little tubs look SO cute in that – whatchamacallit? – flat lay!

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