‘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:

Facebook has a new dating service, but many are skeptical of the company’s ability to protect users’ secrets

The social media giant has a spotty record with privacy, advertising and disinformation

Wait, is Nicki Minaj actually retiring?

She apologized for her ‘abrupt’ and ‘insensitive’ retirement tweet. But what does that mean?

Dior’s ‘Sauvage’ ad — which paired a racial stereotype with an image of a Native American — has been pulled from social media

The perfume was featured in a minute-long advertisement on YouTube featuring the actor Johnny Depp