Women’s History Month: Lena Waithe

March is Women’s History Month and was started in 1981 as “Women’s History Week.” It later officially became a month long celebration in 1995. Join Vibin’ Courtside during the entire month of March as we celebrate just a few of the women who are currently doing the dang thing!

Not many eight year olds truly know what they want to do with their lives at that tender age. For Lena Waithe, that wasn’t an issue after she fell in love with the television series A Different World. The sitcom inspired the Chicagoan to set and pursue a dream into the world of entertainment. The former assistant to Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, Beyond the Lights) had a breakout year in 2014. She co-produced the critically acclaimed Dear White People and she landed a gig as a writer on the series Bones. Perhaps one of her biggest triumphs is the excitement that greeted her pilot web series Twenties. Loosely based on some of her own experiences; Twenties follows a 20 something year-old queer woman of color as she tries to navigate through the everyday happenings of life. Waithe is currently fielding offers from several places that are eager to provide the series with a home. Which means that we’ll definitely being seeing and hearing more from the writing and producing alum of Hillman College.

Check out the awesome Twenties below!

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