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Meet Lillian Sankikian

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lillian Sankikian.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Lillian. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Currently: a streamer on Twitch (find me at ohellolilly!) Formerly: I was a professional makeup artist in LA for ten years, moved to San Francisco and contributed to Refinery29 SF while moonlighting as a shopgirl and stylist for sister boutiques Acrimony and ACRE SF. In the fall of 2012, I packed the car up with my cat Chachi, and we Lucy and Rickied it back to Los Angeles. Didn’t stay put for too long, because I was off to Chile through the end of the year and then traveled through Asia with a few buddies at the start of 2013. I guess I’m someone who’s always itching to get my hands into something creative — whether it’s a new app, social community or hobby— I love exploring and absorbing the new, the niche and the interesting. It’s why I love mukbangs, vintage fashion, tarot, and IRL streams. I’ve never been afraid to try something new, to follow the odd instead of the trend. So that’s why Twitch has felt like home for me. I get that creative fulfillment and the best part is, I get to meet and make meaningful connections with really cool people. And that’s what I’m about. Always happy to know you, always down to chill.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m just your friendly local Mary Poppins with an abundance of love to give. I’m that auntie you always wish you had. The kind that bought you your first Kenzo. You know the one 😉 Travels through time. Loves to stunt. Wears fork on sleeve. Drinks too much coffee. Starry-eyed. Can’t live life in only two colors. Will read your tarot. Gives loud, aggressive love! That’s the gist of my stream.

What were you like growing up?
Extremely independent. I was constantly drawing on any and every surface I could find. (Sorry, mom.) I loved playing dress up and sewing new clothes for my Barbies. I even stole my dad’s tools and scrap wood to build a “boat”. It was my solution to the LEGO drought in my household. I’ve just always enjoyed making things.

Cartoons also held a special place in my heart growing up. Even today, I consume cartoons more than anything. Bugs Bunny was, and still is, my hero. And even though we were a one computer family, and it was strictly meant for my older sister’s school work, I would still manage to sneak into the Nickelodeon chatroom!

In high school, I was a media kid. A formative time for me. It’s where I learned the art of broadcasting. But more importantly, it’s where I developed a true appreciation and respect for the craft of making things— from the tangible to the abstract. Something I’ve always loved, but now could apply to a world of mediums. Give me a day, and I can make you a marionette with my eyes closed.

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