All the writers for 'The Chi,' they're all phenomenal, so I'm just working on projects with them. They have great scripts.
I loved 'The Wizard Of Oz.' It was, like, you know how some kids, they're crying, and they put on - people put on 'Frozen' to get them to chill and just be quiet? For my family, it was 'The Wizard Of Oz.' They would literally tell babysitters, if she gets - like, if she starts misbehaving or she starts acting crazy, just put 'The Wizard Of Oz' on.
It took me forever to leave Chicago. I went to Columbia College because I wasn't ready to leave! My professors had to kick me in the pants to move to Los Angeles.
I can't stop my comedic voice.
Always maintain your composure.
To be a black person is to come from a long bloodline of survivors and storytellers, with a resilience that people can't even comprehend.
The cool thing about dope black style becoming in style is that the industry has no choice but to try and reduplicate that.
Growing up, I didn't just watch 'The Cosby Show.' I watched 'Growing Pains' and 'Family Ties,' too.
Being on Netflix lets us be experimental. We can do crazy things.
Obviously, I love Steph Curry. I think he's dope and a really cool player to watch.
Being a black lesbian myself, I roll my eyes a little bit when I see black lesbian characters on shows where it's purely there for decoration. You can just hear it in the writers room... 'What if we make her a lesbian?'
I love a web series. But to me, it does the girl in Detroit a disservice who just watches television. It does a disservice to the girl on the south side of Chicago who doesn't go online.
If you think you aren't valid for whatever reason, let my existence and the way the world embraces my existence tell you that you are valid. You deserve to look, live, and walk through the world however you see fit. That's why I find it extremely important to be so out, so black, and so myself.
Maybe some young girl seeing me on the Emmy stage may have meant something for them.
I don't need an Emmy to tell me to go to work. I've been working.
Being a black person in America is exhausting.
'The Breakfast Club' was one of my favorites.
One of my favorites is 'Parks and Recreation.' Great show; awesome writing; beautiful, diverse cast. They also have a very diverse writer's room, which I love.
I'm a black woman, so I'm obviously not going to write something where women aren't at the forefront.
I'm writing my story so that others might see fragments of themselves.