Kym Whitley on the plight of Black female comediennes…and Mo’Nique argument!
Everyone’s favorite auntie Kym Whitley (@kymwhitley) drives nearly two hours in LA traffic (thank you, boo!) for an unfiltered chat about inequality amongst women in comedy (yes she hears Mo’Nique's point but…), Lena Waithe’s genius writing and balancing the life of stand-up comedy and motherhood. Speaking of hard working moms, Yolanda (@yolizama) has some BIG news. Plus Charli’s (@ManWifeDog) lashes barely survived ESSENCE’s Black Women in Hollywood awards and Cori (@corimurray) twirled at the Oscars and nearly took a picture of Jordan Peele at the Governors Ball (she explains why she didn't). Yes, Girl! hosts: Cori Murray @corimurray; Charli Penn @ManWifeDog; and Yolanda Sangweni @yolizama Producer: Steven Psyllos @stevenpsyllos Audio engineer: @ChiquitaPaschal Music: Gold Standard Creative @gscdotnyc
Lena Waithe on how dope it is to be a Black woman in Hollywood right now
Black Panther’s costume designer Ruth Carter + actress Florence Kasumba take us behind-the-scenes of Wakanda
About The Show
At Black Girl Magic headquarters, senior editors Cori Murray (@corimurray), Charli Penn (@ManWifeDog) host ESSENCE's Yes, Girl! Podcast every Thursday. The award-nominated, podcast fills your glass with celebrity interviews, pop culture and unapologetic perspective. From week-to-week, they're uplifting everybody who’s taking Black culture a little higher.