Before uploading videos to The Feminine Fancy YouTube channel, blogger Felicia Stiles taught dance at The Salvation Army and opened an after-school program geared towards uplifting girls in middle school. She later took this passion for motivating young girls to become the best version of themselves and poured it into her online community.
Her 171K YouTube subscribers can browse through an archive filled with day-in-the-life vlogs, motivational chats, femininity talks, and financial planning content she uploads twice a week. The California native also pens TheFeminineFancy.com blog, where she details her beloved baking recipes, views on activism and womanhood, and modern dating woes.
Felicia Stiles has garnered a lot of attention from acknowledging the lack of Black women in the femininity community online. In a 2019 video, Femininity for Black Women, she starts by saying:
“I want to be candid and have an open conversation about femininity as it relates to Black women and the Black community. As I’m seeing other YouTubers making videos about femininity, I feel like there is just a gap in the sense that Black women have different experiences when it comes to femininity, relationships, and just how we are viewed in society.”
The video has garnered almost 100K views, proving her followers are deeply interested in this topic. Felicia is one of the few Black femininity content creators on YouTube, which allows her more insight into the intersection of femininity and race.Felicia Styles brings her unique viewpoint on the intersection of femininity and race to @YouTube with #TheFeminineFancy. That's why we're a #Stan. #ContentEntrepreneur Click To Tweet
Supporters can view more of her content through Patreon subscriber service. Monthly memberships start at $3. She also has various consultation/coaching packages.
Why we’re a Stan: Felicia’s candid discussions on femininity-adjacent topics have helped her cultivate her online community. She is addressing a niche that isn’t addressed by many other YouTube creators — the intersection of femininity and race.
About the author
Shameyka McCalman is a wordsmith whose work often centers around fashion, art, and other creatives of color. She earned her communications degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston and enjoys sifting through clothes in local vintage shops, frequenting nearby plays, and gazing at exhibitions on view in museums.