James Geiger, an Inspiration to YouNow
Please read this post by James Geiger, a YouNow broadcaster with an inspiring story:
So a few days ago, my friend Matt Vosciner did a little hiphop on a site called YouNow, i went and viewed the performance. I was confused, yet intrigued by the YouNow concept. I decided to do my first broadcast a few hours after Matt. Before I go on let me explain how YouNow works:
Right off the bat, people are given 60 seconds to talk, perform, do whatever. People can give you either a thumbs up or a thumbs down. If you get more thumbs down than thumbs up in a 60 second period. your time on cam ends, and have the chance to re enter the queue, If you have more thumbs up, you are granted another 60 seconds!
So I, being the pessimistic person that I am, I figured I’d be booted off my first minute. But much to my surprise, people were BEGGING me to stay on!!
Last night was my second night on YouNow. I got on starting to tell my story of perseverence and struggle. Someone typed that they were thinking about suicide. I was able to change her perspective and outlook on life!!!
Because of that and all the AMAZING people I have met on YouNow, I’m an addict!
So come join the fun on YOUNOW!!!!!”
Photographer & Student
Having a disability doesn’t slow James down a bit! Born with Cerebral Palsy, and having odds stacked against him, makes him one hell of an inspirational story.
James holds a bachelors in theatre, a minor in leadership studies, and is currently working on a master’s degree in instructional technology at USF.
When not consumed with school, James can be found being immersed in Tampa’s poetry/spoken word scene and/or music scene. From photographing bands, promoting bands, hosting radio shows, attending and photographing poetry slams, and supporting any talent that he deems worthy.