#28DaysofBlackCinemaHistory: Lena Waithe
Updated: Feb 10
“The things that make us different, those are our superpowers…because the world would not be as beautiful as it is if we weren’t in it.”-Lena Waithe
Screenwriter, actor, producer and LGBTQIA activist Lena Waithe is a creator who’s taken Hollywood by storm. In 2017 Waithe made history as the first Black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the “Thanksgiving” episode of Netflix's Master of None—which was loosely based on her experience coming out to her family.
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