I've always found inspiration in icons that were really of purpose in their craft or calling. From Bob Marley to Maya Angelou to Malcolm X, inspiration came from seeing how committed they were to their vision and determining it themselves.
Wokeness, for what it's worth, is a buzzword that a lot of people are not truly understanding the depth of. I think sometimes things work their way into the zeitgeist, and they lose their weight. And wokeness is one of those words that has reached that point.
To act like everyone has had the same access to share their funny is willful ignorance at its best - and just a good ol' fashioned front at its truth.
I'm constantly fighting the angry black woman stigma, the 'You're pretty, you can't be funny' stigma.
For my web series 'Get Your Life,' I wrote that and produced it and starred in it so that I could have a body of work that represents my voice as a writer and as a performer.
I have planted my flag in my comedy being useful for social change.