New York Native and Tiktoker Seth Graham, Talks About Life and Faith During COVID-19

2 min read Tik Toker, Seth Graham, talks about his life during COVID-19, and how an app helped fill his time during quarantine.

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Photo Credit: (Seth Graham) Graham came across TikTok, the social network for sharing user-generated videos.

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By Dustin Staples | dstaples1@radford.edu 

Seth Graham, a New York native TikToker, spent the last few months on the app learning and finding ways to spread a bit of faith during COVID-19.

As many people have stories to tell, Graham, from Caledonia, a town in New York, has been getting used to the new normal.

Graham, who has a part-time job as a government accountant and does website and graphic design on the side, has experienced the COVID-19 outbreak in his state, as New York was the epicenter.

Something that kept Graham busy and staying active during quarantine was exploring social media.

“We could not keep toilet paper and cleaning supplies on the shelves, as people were hoarding them early this spring. Since then, that has not been an issue anymore, but we have proven that we can get through this by staying together and not get selfish towards others, ” Graham said.

Something that kept Graham busy and staying active during quarantine was exploring social media.

Graham came across TikTok, the social network for sharing user-generated videos, to look for and share motivational content about staying faithful dunting the pandemic.

“As everything shut down in town [Rochester, New York], I had to figure out what I was going to do. So, I found this app, TikTok. I thought this was kind of fun, and I am going to use this app,” Graham said.

While Graham was exploring the “For You Page” on the app, he came across Luke Jessup, who mentioned that Jessup needed someone who does graphic design work for merchandise.

After a live stream that Jessup posted on TikTok, Graham messaged him and told him he does graphic design and was willing to help Jessup with a website called Burning Faith.

Graham said, “When I got on TikTok, I was going to explore and see what the app is about, have fun with it, and watch funny videos. I did not go on TikTok looking for a friend, but it has opened up doors for me in many ways. Luke has changed my life by bringing me closer to Christ and keeping me motivated.”