Linda Kanyamuna explains why content creation brings her joy
By: Charlene Aviles, Writer
SFU student Linda Kanyamuna is a pro when it comes to content creation. As USF surgethe podcast host and SFU Women in Engineering, she is dedicated to community action. His passions outside of SFU are no different. In an interview with The topKanyamuna talked about his recently launched YouTube channel, BlasianSpidermanand how he is inspired by his love for family, culture and content creation.
Since childhood, Kanyamuna has been interested in filming videos. She explainsed shHe and his sister often recorded in their spare time.
“None of this was for YouTube or anything. [ . . . ] It was just to document life and create memories. Ever since I got my hands on a resource to record, it has always been a big part of my life,” Kanyamuna said.
His creativity is not limited to filming. She has taken on projects ranging from modeling to acting, and her family has always been supportive of her work. His interest in vlogging resurfaced after receiving a gift from his mother.
“My mom bought me this phone a few years ago just so I could start making videos for YouTube,” Kanyamuna said. “So now my friends are like, ‘Oh, you’re making his dream come true. “”
With over 2,000 subscribers on instagramKanyamuna thought his videos would reach an existing audience. She described YouTube as “aanother extension for me to connect with people.
Kanyamuna plans to collaborate with other content creators and upload more travel vlogs. Once it is safe to travel, she hopes to fly to Zambia and Southeast Asia. She explained that YouTube would also help her connect with her family in the Philippines.
“I have a lot of family all over the world [ . . . ] So I try to find ways for them to be part of my world,” she said. “I’m thrilled to have more of my family and their communities as part of mine, especially because YouTube is so much more accessible in terms of video.”
Kanyamuna is also passionate about expanding black and Filipino representation in the media. She recognized the power of creative outlets to inspire others to express themselves.
“What representation means to me is inclusion and being able to make everyone a part of something,” Kanyamuna said. “Having black representation in media or content creation inspires others who may be hesitant to create and come forward, [because they] see themselves represented in someone else’s content or work. It’s a domino effect for representation. The performance is a domino effect to inspire others to see and express themselves as they do.
“I love bringing people together and showcasing other people’s passions and work because I know it gets on their minds,” Kanyamuna said.