‘Unfiltered’ is a video series from The Lily and The Washington Post.

What’s a story you’ve never told anyone before?

For YouTube stars who live their lives online, the point is to be open about almost everything. The more you can peel back to show your audience, the more they will love you. It’s all about being relatable and vulnerable.

These YouTubers — many of them young women — share their secrets and are rewarded for it by a loyal audience who truly feels like they know them.

At The Lily, we wanted to hear something new.

We headed to Vidcon this summer — a video event sponsored by YouTube, and talked to seven women from diverse backgrounds. Watch them tell their previously unheard stories.

Beauty vlogger Shalom Blac on never being in a relationship:

How feminist blogger Anita Sarkeesian fights trolls:

Molly Burke on what it’s like to go blind:

Kat Lazo on the incredible backlash to “Latinx”:

Sex expert Tyomi Morgan on finding your inner vixen:

Science journalist Anna Rothschild on fighting family pressure:

Artist Ahsante Bean on figuring out her asexuality:

What’s with all the WWIII memes? Gen Z says they’re a mix of comic relief and ‘insensitivity.’

Here’s how young people are grappling with a potential war with Iran

This holiday season, I’m putting my phone down to focus on quality time with my loved ones. Here are some ideas I have to make it happen.

I hate that I feel uncontrollably drawn to my smartphone whenever I have an idle moment

For nostalgia’s sake, I hold onto items from my past relationships. But social media changes everything.

With direct messages and texts, ghosts of relationships past aren’t so easily sorted