Wengie: Draw My Life Recap

 

The creative platform of YouTube has grown from its humble beginnings in 2005. Originally just a small internet video streaming site with an incredibly niche user base, YouTube has grown as the standard for user generated content and streaming sites. It’s users who upload videos, also known as Content Creators are able to join YouTube in a partnership program if they become popular enough. This partnership allows creators to make YouTube their full time job that provides them a stable income. One Content Creator, Wengie, is one of these people. Wengie is a woman of Chinese descent living in Australia. Her channel has a wide focus of everything from fitness and fashion tips to life hacks and Do It Yourself themed videos. One of these videos; “Draw My Life ♥ Wengie” is part of a trend of content creators drawing scenes of a whiteboard that represent critical moments of their life. Wengie begins her Draw My Life video with a depiction of her birth on January 9th. After some years Wengie explained that as a child she would suck on rice for flavor but wouldn’t eat it, which worried her parents who feared her malnourishment. As a child, Wengie loved ice cream and would attempt to convince her grandfather to purchase it for her every time they met. At four years old, her parents left her with her grandmother and nanny and moved to Australia. She later went to meet them on a plane which she recalls as fun. She then landed in Melbourne. Disappointed by the weather, Wengie’s grandfather attempted to cheer her up by offering the candy Smarties. When seeing her parents for the first time, Wengie began to cry as she did not recognize them. Her grandfather attempted to reassure her that it was her parents. At the time, Wengie’s family was quite poor as they were trying to settle down into a new country. As such, she made many of her own toys. Wengie then goes on to document the other major events of her life such as her job as an accountant and the rise of her personal blog that lead to her YouTube career.

 

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