TikTok is the place to go when you want to zone out for an hour (or three), but it's also the place to go when you're in need of a new, quick hairstyle or dinner idea. This app knows no bounds, as we know, and creators are using it for all kinds of good.
18-year-old TikToker Taylor Cassidy has been doing her good by using her platform, which has amassed over 2 million followers, to teach! Cassidy's content is all about positivity and self-love, social change and the Black experience.
So, for Black History Month last year, she decided to create a little series called "Fast Black History," turning profiles on historical and modern-day Black figures of influence into 60-second, bite-sized features, which she's brought back for this month. Watching her videos feels like watching a hypnotizing history documentary; she incorporates costumes, engaging scripts and green-screened photos into accounts of people you may not know too much about, a fascinating and delightful combination that spreads the word.
"I wanted to turn it into a platform where somebody could come and gain something they can take with them forever," Cassidy, who was named one of the app's 2020 Most Impactful Creators, explained to Elite Daily. She's also onto season 2 of another series she created on TikTok, "Black Girl Magic Minute," which was designed to elevate Black voices on TikTok.
Here are just some of the Black History Month features Cassidy has come up with -- see her profile for more content like this!