Lena Waithe spoke to a packed room of hundreds on Tuesday, February 13 at Union South on the UW-Madison campus. In a keynote presented by UW-Madison’s Black Cultural Center, she dialogued with students about working as a TV writer and producer as queer, Black woman. The Master Of None actor and The Chi writer talked about her approach to her art, the meaning of Blackness in media representation, and staying humble while doing cool shit like passing a joint and rapping with Snoop Dogg at a Black Panther afterparty. For the easiest reading, hit the full-screen button below, or download the full-sized PDF.
Chali Pittman is a producer, journalist, and artist. She works at Madison’s community radio station WORT, and also writes about rural health for the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health.