Ethereal Interviews: AUGUST 2014 x SARAH SNITCH

Apparently, August is here already. But so is the interview for August! I got to interview youtuber, former disney cast member, and internet personality Sarah Snitch! She's extremely witty and has a presence about her. She knows who she is, and has undertones of passion and enthusiasm in everything she does. I remember briefly meeting her at Leakycon 2011, and watching her youtube videos a few months later. She was just...sassy and sarcastic but in a cute, down to earth way. I hope you are all excited to see what she has to say, I know I was! After all, "Ethereal interviews is to see how genuine souls see the world differently and how immaculately beautiful that is." You can watch her youtube videos here.


1. I love your youtube videos! Do you find coming up with things to make videos about is a complicated process, or is youtubing something that just comes naturally to you?
Coming up with video ideas is the hardest part of YouTube-ing! There are some periods of time where I have one million ideas and I'm super energized and I blow through them all at once, and other periods where I have nothing. The editing process is really natural for me, though. It's my favorite part. I don't like filming as much as I like editing.


2. Many people love disney. I mean, it's awesome. Yet your love for disney knows no bounds. When did you figure out you had such an immense love for disney?
I've loved Disney my whole life! There was no start that I can remember. I was raised watching Disney movies. When I was 1 year old my mom would take me to Disneyland after dropping my sisters off at elementary school. I almost literally grew up there. So it was natural that the obsession would continue into my adulthood.


3. Your video about hating Ariel is hilarious. I never really actually thought about it that way. What disney princess do you connect with the most, and why?
I've always said I love Belle the most because she's the "smart" princess, but she has her faults too (pretentious much?). I still resonate with Belle a lot because she is ambitious and wants more for herself than what people expect from her. I also love Rapunzel because she has that classic goodie two shoes / please her mama conscience, but also can't help but seek adventure. I feel like I am like that.


4. I have been a fan of yours since 2011. So, when this whole youtube scandal happened, I was feeling a lot of feelings. It's disappointing  quite frankly. You have a lot strength, and that was proven when you came forward about Alex. I like when you said, 'So many people are surprised to hear these things about Alex because he “stands for” great things and is “so nice”, but there is a huge difference between what someone says and what someone does. Nice people don’t cheat on their girlfriends. Nice people don’t manipulate underage girls. Nice people don’t purposefully avoid their fans saying, “Don’t make eye contact with her, if she knows I saw her I’ll have to stop and take a picture”.' A lot of people still continue to stay "loyal" to the men that have manipulated and sexually abused young women. Yet you have a point, it doesn't matter if it happened in the past. That person still did bad things. A few months have passed, how do you feel about these men staying active in the youtube community? 

Sarah and boyfriend Leo disneybounding
Well, luckily the man that affected me the most hasn't remained active. It's hard. A lot of the other accused people have been able to continue living their lives, basically at the expense of their victims who are, in some cases, struggling on the daily. Some of them have fan bases so large that they will probably continue being unaffected by it all. It sucks. I have a lot of feelings too. It makes me sad. I want them to be held accountable for what they did and continue to do. I think a lot of people can't reconcile the fact that someone they looked up to, who DID do nice things over the course of their career, also did horrible things. Horrible people can do nice things. 


5. What does the word love mean to you? I'm aware it's quite impossible to define, and different for every individual, but try to put it in your own words.
Wow. Um. I think love means loyalty and honesty. Always doing your best to do good by someone and to never let them down, if you can avoid it. Those are the two most important qualities in relationship (of any kind!) to me: loyalty and honesty. And the promise to always be willing to adapt when necessary. 


6. You are locked in a room with Ursula, Peter Pettigrew and Vee (from OITNB). Marry, Sex, Kill. GO.
Kill Vee. For sure. She's horrifying. Marry Peter and sex up Ursula? (Where would you even have sex with her??)


7. I discovered you through the Harry Potter fandom, and it's nice to see that you, me, and thousands of others can still bond over the boy who lived. *sniff sniff* Although the official book series and movie series is over, I feel Harry Potter is eternal and I always find myself going back to it somehow. Is Harry Potter one of those things that will always be apart of you? 
Oh, yes! I just got my long awaited Harry Potter tattoo, so I plan on loving it and having it *literally* be a part of me forever. To adapt something that Dumbledore said once - the things we love never truly leave us! If we loved it at one point, we will absolutely always hold fond memories of it, even if it doesn't always stay an active part of our lives. 


8. Do you consider yourself a spiritual person?
I guess so. I don't really believe in any one religion, but I believe in SOMETHING. Sometimes it feels like I believe in karma. Just, what you put out is what you get back. But that's pretty much the extent of it for me.


9. What does it mean to "be yourself?" 
I think "being yourself" is not stunting your growth and not making concessions based on other people's selfishness. I say it in that way because, yes, we may sometimes have to adapt to people's very real concerns. You can't make sex jokes in front of your boss, etc. But you should always be able to act in a way that's true to your own moral code. In that way, no one should be able to stop you just because it makes them uncomfortable or because they don't understand. I'm being very nonspecific here, I know, but I just think "being yourself" means not second guessing. 


10. Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. What is a word of advice you would like to offer to readers?
No problem you'll ever have is unique. Now, I know how that sounds, but what I mean is that anything you're going through - there are people out there who have been through the same thing and are there to help and to listen. You're never alone.