In honour of Pride month, we're profiling the best and brightest of TikTok's LGBTQIA+ community in our Creator Spotlight series in June so be sure to stay tuned and follow all the action at #ForYourPride.
@BelPriestley also known as Bels to her friends and followers, is an LGBTQIA+ TikTok creator and transgender woman who users her page to raise awareness of trans issues all the while making her followers laugh!
From clothing hauls to comedy sketches, as well as the challenges she faces, Bels has created a fun-filled, open space that brings people together to laugh and cry at life's ups and downs as well as discuss and educate the community about what life as a trans woman is like.
Bels bravely shares her trans journey with her followers, along with her day to day experiences of being trans, always celebrating how far she has come and the community of support she has encountered. Her honesty and vulnerability is only matched by her wicked sense of humour and down-to-earth content which makes her TikTok's resident bestie!
In just one witty line, Bels challenges transphobia, disproves stereotypes, and shows that self-acceptance and self-love are the best gifts you can give yourself!
We sat down with Bels to understand more about what inspires her...
What does Pride month mean to you?
Pride month to me means being your true self and being proud of who you are. It’s also about celebrating everyone’s differences and coming together as a community to educate others
What do you love most about TikTok?
The thing I love about TikTok the most is the community that comes with it and how everyone is so supportive of each other.
Why is TikTok right for your content?
TikTok is right for my content because my videos are all about awareness for trans people and because of the for you page and trends it’s so easier to reach a lot more people and spread awareness.
What is your favourite effect or challenge?
My favourite effect on TikTok would have to be the expressify feature because it never fails to make me laugh.
What is your goal on TikTok?
My goal on TikTok is to reach as many people as possible and just to brighten as many people’s days as possible. I’d also love to hit 1 million followers which I’m so close to which is so exciting.
What else or who else is on your TikTok For You feed?
On my for you page constantly is the ‘this is your sign to’ videos or cute cat videos which says a lot about me I think.
What is your favourite TikTok you have made to date and why?
My favourite TikTok I’ve ever made is me coming out to my boy friends because it reached so many people and I’ve had so many messages from LGBTQIA+ members saying it helped them come out which makes me so happy!