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I recently celebrated my birthday. Yay, me! I had two birthday wishes. First, to raise funds for The Healing Corner by encouraging my friends to share their social media content or by buying something from their Amazon Wishlist. My second wish was to participate in Videos Every Day in April (VEDA). My goal is to overcome my fear of ‘being me’ on camera and to improve my video
editing skills. So far, I’m five days in and going strong. Note: I won’t be posting on the weekends because a girl has got to live.
April is also National Humor Month. To celebrate I’m posting two articles promoting women in comedy. Follow me on Facebook and turn on notifications so you can read them when they’re published.
Stand-up Comedy - Feminist Happy Hour (The Whistler, Chicago)
April 10, 2017
Storytelling - This One Woman (Hopleaf Bar, Chicago)
April 24, 2017
Producing - The Stoop 'Off GP' (Rosa's Lounge, Chicago)
April 27, 2017
Storytelling - The Skewer (Cafe Mustache, Chicago)
May 3, 2017
Storytelling -Is This A Thing? 'What. What?!' (O'Shaughnessy's, Chicago)
May 8, 2017
Stand-up Comedy - B.A.P.S. (Public House Theater, Chicago)
May 21, 2017
Producing - The Stoop 'Catch These Hands' / Clarence's birthday show (Rosa's Lounge, Chicago)
May 25, 2017
Speaking - Chicago Caribbean Film Festival (TBA)
Not Your Token Character: A Chat with Web Series Creator Winnifred Jong - LA-Screenwriter
Winnifred Jong (@WorldwideWinnie)is a Toronto-based filmmaker. Her debut short film The Offer won the Deluxe Canada First Award and was nominated for the Directors Guild of Canada’s Best Short Award (2016). She was elected to participate in the 2016/2017 Women In the Director’s Chair to develop her web series, Tokens. Her second short, Milk, recently premiered at the Canadian Film Fest. To close out Women’s History Month, Winnifred and I discussed writing compelling female characters, producing authentic stories that audience can relate to, and her new web series project, Tokens.
28 Moments in Black, Female. Comedic History - The Huffington Post
She makes you laugh. She makes you think. Amanda Seales is a comedy veteran with a Masters. As a Black History Month gift to the world, she premiered season two of her scripted web series, Get Your Life on Blavity. In episode two, Amanda revealed to Marcellus (James Bland ‘Giants’) that her ultimate goal is to become “the next black woman comedy icon.” In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a list of 28 moments by black, female-identified, comedic talents.
Just Being Funny: Just Hug A Hobo? - The Daily Herald
“I couldn’t help it, you’re just so beautiful.” In high school, I discovered a quote: “High school is like prison: the sex you want you ain’t getting; and the sex you getting you ain’t want.” It’s a typical Monday morning. I search my phone for entertainment to survive the commute. Wendy William’s hot topic is mind numbing. Switching to NPR, I catch the tail end of a segment explaining the differences between #BlackLivesMatter and...
Just Being Funny: Just be a Ballsy Billionaire - The Daily Herald
“The furniture isn’t decorative. Please have a seat.” It was day three of a little game I’d created called “Dare to Sit: Rich vs Rich.” I’d taken a temporary gig as a receptionist for a billionaire. Yeah! B for Billions. My employer had Oprah money. Cue the cash register sound effect – “ka-ching!”
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Baseball Classics Magazine
Are you a fan of Major League Baseball? I do copy editing for Baseball Classics Magazine. Inside each issue they reveal great insights and amazing facts about teams and players from 1901 to present! It’s FREE!
Meet Chicagoland’s Immigrants: Onicia Muller - Chicago Now
The lovely Annemarie Verweij (@AnnemarieVerwe1) featured me in her blog about the expat and immigrant experience. “While Chicago has one of the richest immigration histories among American cities, something seems to be changing. I would like you to meet some of the immigrants that are still living in Chicagoland. They'll tell you some things about themselves and about the area they live in.” click to retweet
Elizabeth McQuern Photography
Do you love my 2017 headshots? The talented Elizabeth McQuern captured all my beauty.
Renegade Ada Cheng
Learn storytelling from Ada Cheng a former tenured professor turned middle-aged comedian. The class covers the art, storytelling politics, understanding who you as a storyteller, and honing your voice.Classes start May 6 at the Crowd Theater http://storytellingwithadacheng.bpt.me
The kates university
The kates university includes adult storytelling and stand-up classes, all female stand-up classes, corporate comedy workshops, college comedy intensives and youth outreach programs. The kates university is the first step in YOUR comedy revolution. The kates university classes are taught by Kelsie Huff and the kates cast.
JuJuBoX Bake Shop
Now located on Sint Maarten, JuJuBoX offers a variety of custom cakes, Antillean cakes, pastries, and sweets tables to perfectly fit your party or event. If you have a moment, please complete theirnew sweet tooth survey.
Created in St. Maarten. Based in Chicago. I write, say funny things, and enjoy hanging with creative minds.
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