Within months, they began a long distance relationship, finally meeting in the summer of 2011.
Lucy’s video montage of their first week spent together in Saint Kitts, which she posted to the couple’s You Tube channel, was the first in a series of films documenting their long-distance relationship.
Review: This is a simply written, touching memoir of an LGBT youtuber.
It chronicles Lucy’s life from a young age to her eventual realisation she isn’t straight, her coming to terms of her sexuality and her meeting online of a girl going through the same things.
The memoir then follows Lucy as she falls in love with the girl Kaelyn, and meets her in America where she is studying. The book then turns to discussing Lucy’s difficult time at University, with homophobic friends and isolation from her family and girlfriend.
Eventually the book ends on the modern day, when Lucy moves to America with her girlfriend.
I really liked that the memoir covered not just Lucy’s LGBT experiences but her whole life - her struggles with studying, friendships and more.
Things I really liked about the book: the details of how important representations in the media were to Lucy as she came to accept herself.
The stealing of a coming out letter template from online - and leaving in someone else’s name when she sent it to her parents!
The touching messages she received from LGBT people around the world who face discrimination, and an awareness of how privileged she is in comparison. The small, every day details of her experiences with homophobia.
series was one of the first series that I produced, 20 years ago,” said Vince Commisso, President & CEO of 9 Story Media Group.