Hey guys, so today I’m going to be doing the “draw my life” video, which is basically me drawing my life! Really crappy, because I am not an artist. I thought it would be really cool if I shared with you guys my story, so let’s get started. So my name is Joseph Michael Graceffa and I was born May 16th 1991 and I remember I hated my name growing up, I think I had my parents call me Cody for a week, but I hate it, so I made them call me Joey again. When I was brought into this world, my family consisted of my dad, my mom, and my sister Nicole, who is five years older than me, and then of course me! When I was really young my parents got divorced so … it didn’t really affect me because I didn’t really know of anything else. So, it was just me, my mom, and my sister for the majority of the beginning of my life and my mom was the most loving mom I could ask for. I remember she put me on her hip and we danced around the living room listening to music. I was such a mama’s boy, like whenever my mom would go out at night and she wouldn’t come home till late the babysitter would have to give me her picture for me to be able to fall asleep, so, yep! Mama’s boy alert! My, my sister and mom lived in a really old apartment complex growing up and some paint chips had fallen off the window and got on my toys and me being the child I was decided to eat the chips and it gave me a lead poisoning which ended up causing me to have a learning disability and I spent most of my school life in special education classes. I lived just with my mom and my sister for a few years I just looked up to my sister so much, she was my role model and she was the coolest person ever and I wanted to be just like her so I would do what she would do, like wear dresses and play with dolls, but this ended up getting me teased a lot by my cousins and they called me “Josephina” which really hurt my feelings. I also had a pretty tough time at school I mostly only hung out with girls because it’s who I felt most comfortable and a lot of guys would make fun of me, call me “gay”or “faggot”, or call me a girl and this made it really hard for me to make friends with guys for most of my life because I just figured that they are all mean. When I was five years old, my mom met my step-dad Bob who I actually called “the Chinese man” because he would always bring over Chinese food for dinner, even though he wasn’t Chinese. But he became one of my biggest role models and taught me that anything in life is possible as long as I work hard enough. When I was seven years old I actually fell of my bunk bed and cracked my head open because I was trying to bring my two little kittens to the top bunk in a blanket and I dropped the blanket on the way up and in attempt to save them, I fell off the top bunk and landed on my head, on a bird house that I created. I just remember reaching up and feeling the blood come on my head and I started screaming and my parents rushed me to the hospital and I got five staples in my head and for me being a good boy I got two Pokémon booster packs and one of them actually had a Charizard in it so, yeah, I know. It’s a really good Charizard, isn’t it? [laughs] But I guess it was worth getting my head cracked open, right? No, it freakin’ hurt. At 12 years old, my mom started heavily drinking and soon became an alcoholic. which was really hard growing up because I didn’t feel like I had a mom that I could rely on. My mom and my step dad’s relationship wasn’t doing that well and they decided to separate so they sold the house and once again it was just me, my sister and my mom, and my sister and my mom got into some pretty heated arguments on almost every single day because my mom was drinking so my sister decided to move out and live with my dad. My dad was definitely very hard on me growing up, he didn’t like that my only friends were girls and he wanted me to be more of a masculine son but when I got into 8th grade I think he just gave up and finally accepted my for who I was and he’s also my biggest fan now and I can tell that he is very proud of me. In 8th grade, I wanted to become an actor, so I auditioned for my high school play and I actually ended up getting the lead role and this was definitely one of my favorite memories of high school. When I was 15, my mom and step dad’s relationship started getting better and my step dad moved in and my mom sobered up for two years. And then they had a baby named Jed and I was super excited because I’d always wanted a younger sibling that I could boss around and tell them what to do. But as time progressed, he was diagnosed with a form of autism which meant that he wasn’t able to communicate with us verbally which of course has been really hard because I know he would say some of the craziest and funniest things In my first year of high school I met a girl named Britney Joel and we became best friends immediately we just had so much fun together and we clicked so well. We would hang out every single weekend and play video games and we would annoy the crap out of people on Call of Duty Xbox LIVE because we would sing Aly & AJ and Jonas Brothers’ songs and we called ourselves DJ Joey and DJ Britney. People hated us. At 16 years old, we decided to start a YouTube channel called WinterSpringPro and just made little sketches and tried to build up an audience, and it eventually started taking off and after a few months we became YouTube Partners, which meant that we could start making money on our videos. College time came around and I really wanted to major in film, so I applied to my dream school Emerson and … was denied. I was so heartbroken but I ended up going to the stupid crusty state school and I was so miserable. I became very lonely and the most depressed I think I’ve ever been in my life. But I found my comfort in YouTube and the majority of my friends were online friends. So I decided to drop out of college. When I turned 19, I decided to move to L.A. and follow my dream of being an actor and and make YouTube a full-time job, also to escape my mother who had now been drinking heavily again. So Britney and I packed up her car and drove cross country from Boston to Los Angeles for four days straight. When we arrived in L.A., we made a ton of YouTube friends and I immediately felt like I belonged in I now have the best group of friends that I could ever ask for. They all accept me for who I am and I don’t feel like I have to be anyone but me. After living in L.A. for a year, I decided to branch off from WinterSpringPro and start my Joey Graceffa channel. and eventually made the decision to vlog every single day I worked really hard and was really passionate about YouTube again and I started getting recognition and had a really cool story that got me noticed by the TV show “The Amazing Race”. which has seriously been the coolest experience of my life. Today I’m still making videos on a daily basis and trying to make my dreams of being an actor come true. Although I went through a lot of struggles in my life growing up, it’s made me into the person I am today. I know that this is just the beginning of an even more epic journey ahead of me and I want to thank you guys so much for supporting me and if there’s anything that I want you guys to take from this video it’s that you don’t have to be a victim of your environment and just know that life gets so much better and you can truly achieve anything in life as long as you work hard enough. So yeah, keep your head up and no dream is too crazy! So, yeah, I love you guys, thank you so much for supporting me and I will see you guys tomorrow! May the odds be ever in your favor! Good bye! Anyways, headed to Target, gonna get that whiteboard, probably some other stuff and I’m gonna make this draw my life video, I already scripted it all out just the drawing which I’m a little worried about because I am not the best artist

100 thoughts on “DRAW MY LIFE – JOEY GRACEFFA

  1. I cracked my head

    Life story I was having a pillow fight and I fell of the bed and hit my head on some weights

  2. I Feel ur pain I looked up to my sisters and they Use to call me Emma I still have my dolls and I like hanging out with girls more then guys idk why edit:I also cracked my forehead open on my tv stand

  3. When you said you wanted to boss your younger bother then he was diagnosed with Autism and that’s my family because I have Autism and my 3 older siblings tritid me different

  4. my brother plays with dolls like i play with boys i truly think that people need to open up to their bullies!!

  5. Omg we almost have the same live because my dad was on drugs like marijuana and my mom and dad got divorced when I was like 2 or 1 and my brother has autism and then my mom met my step dad Aaron and soon they got married and we discovered that he was also divorced and had 2 boys named Ben and zach and then he got a blueheller named oreo

  6. And once I googled my dad and found his face on a prison mugshot πŸ˜“πŸ˜­πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜”πŸ˜”

  7. Thank youπŸ‘ΌπŸ‘ΌπŸ‘ΌπŸ‘ΌπŸ‘ΌπŸ‘ΌπŸ‘ΈπŸ’šπŸ‘ΈπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

  8. I'm glad that they don't call you that stuff anymore I and boys can play with dolls and do that stuff if they want to but does that really happen to you this seems like a sad time of your life when your parents got divorced my parents have never had a divorce and I'm really happy that now you're okay and stuff

  9. not a long time ago i think 3 weeks ago and so she fell of her bed she had a stroke and no w shes home with a belt a walker a wheelchair happy shes home so i can help her

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  11. I just watched this and cried I hope you make your Dream of being an actor Joey I think nobody deserves to be through so much trouble

  12. I cracked my head to I screamed so hard i thought I'm dumb but wene I got to the emergency room the 4 doctors atamticly said I need 10 stitches I stayed over night in the hospital my 3 Bestfriends came to see me on a school day I loved that they missed school for me I was in kindergarten and now I'm about to go in 4th grade so when I was in school one day this girl that was sort of not really my best friend she came over to me and said you know you have a weird ugly scar on your head and I said I know but to me it's not ugly cuz it's been a part of my life since I was six and I'm 9 but that really hurt my feelings when she said that because to me it's not ugly it's the only thing that's been a part of my life that's really hurt me except for what she said my best friends were named Bella Janessa Hannah I appreciated that they came for me but I didn't want our teacher to think that they just skip school cuz I mean they all were best friends I was their best friend and the teacher probably thought that they plan something and didn't want to come to school but their moms told them why they weren't at school because of me and I really love that so that's my story thank you

  13. Joe I was buled in school and I now what it feels like and I get buled by staying with boys and my mum and dad πŸ’”brok up 😒😒by Courtney

  14. Everyone can play with everything and those bullies were just jelly because you better than them πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

  15. Boys are aloud to play with dolls and wear dresses and do girl stuff. It’s not ok to make fun of it. I hope those people are ashamed by what they said!

  16. I have friends with more boys in school

    (Cause girls are bossy over there, not the ones in All over the world)

  17. I’m a gurl and I feel comfortable with boiis cause I fight ;-; we fight to play ;-; don’t judge me

  18. My bros ex bestie (His friend was held back so they didn't have much contact) plays with dolls and "girly stuff" every day and he gets bullied because of it but he always stays positive

  19. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯😣😣

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  21. I am like you my mum does drink and now I’m living with my dad because of that she had a lot of boyfriends and I didn’t like them because they would hurt me and I’m not lying I would never lie about that I swear if you think I am then I just have one thing to say you don’t really know me so you don’t know

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