Interview: Hannah Witton on sex and breaking stigmas
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We spoke with Hannah Witton, Sex & Relationships Vlogger & Author, to find out more about her YouTube channel and what's in her future. If you haven't heard of Hannah Witton before, you might have been living under a rock. Funny, bright and utterly unafraid, she's willing to tackle anything with a smile on her channel. Sex? Yep. Contraception? She's done it. Period products? Obviously. Trust us, her video on menstrual cups is a comedic (and informative) delight you didn't know you needed. Recently, she's even opened up about her stoma surgery and what it's like to live with a stoma bag. Both brave and important, making videos on this topic has allowed her to educate people about what a stoma actually is, why you might need to have stoma surgery and what recovery is like. While others might shy away from sharing such personal information, Hannah embraces such openness and honesty in order to connect better with her fans. It is no surprise then that she is incredibly successful, with over 475K subscribers and a book to her name. Read our interview with Hannah below: You talk about difficult and taboo subjects like sex, periods and the pill. Is it ever hard to talk about such issues and be so open? I personally don’t find it very hard because I love talking about these topics. The difficulty I find is making sure my language is inclusive as possible and I handle the serious topics sensitively. Do you think conversations about these topics are happening enough in society and in our schools? I think conversations are happening but not often in the best way i.e. often in a negative, shaming kind of way. I’m interested to see how this changes with relationships and sex education becoming compulsory in schools from September 2019. Why do you think YouTube is the right place to talk about such issues and break the stigma around them?
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