My name is Imani Summer- the summerSHINES blogger. Here are my talking selfies. Apologies if this page takes a while to load…

I am a blogger who is also an actual person. GULP. I did these vlogs last year, very relaxed in my bedroom or on the sofa…I think the word is ‘naturalistic’ [YouTube trolls would probably substitute that adjective with something meaner like ‘crap’].

I did not pay an actress to be me-that lady is actually me, though if I had, I would have probably hired Emily Blunt (if I could have afforded her). I would also have insisted she substitute her Southern posh accent for a Northern posh version. But as I couldn’t afford Emily Blunt-I just did it myself-just me and the webcam, chatting.

I don’t really believe in self-editing on here and want the talking selfies to feel like I’m just in the same room chatting to you- so please forgive my mistakes, fluff ups, and pauses where I lose my train of thought and have to somehow find it again.

PS. I do swear a bit too-it’s a habit I’m trying to break, but I only started operation ‘THIS IS DAVINA YOU ARE LIVE ON CHANNEL 4 PLEASE DO NOT SWEAR’ after these vlogs went out. Note to self- do further video blogs sans swearing, and maybe following a rough script next time tsk

Enjoy :) Xx (if you can possibly enjoy watching YouTube videos of a mildly to moderately depressed blogger talking with no script and often in a heightened state of tension and existential crisis) ?!

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