Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Talented Tuesdays: Andrea Lewis

It's Talented Tuesday! Each week, For Nerdy Girls features a digital innovator who inspires colorful women around the world. These are individuals who should be celebrated on a global level, so we'll start by talking about these changemakers right here.

Name: Andrea Lewis

Twitter: @JungleWildTV

Website: missandrealewis.com

What she does: Andrea is an actress, singer, writer, and producer. Also, she was Hazel/one of the only black people on Degrassi. So cool!

Why she's inspiring: Andrea created and stars in Black Actress, a mockumentary web series about a woman trying to succeed as a performer in the entertainment industry.

Each episode ends with a real life interview from a working black actress (™ W. Kamau Bell) who is still in the struggle. Life and art in one illuminating package. Superb.

There are also a bunch of Black Actress extras I still need to watch, including a roundtable on The State of Black TV, so I should get on that.

If you would like to nominate a digital innovator for Talented Tuesdays, please let us know in the comments, or email us at ForNerdyGirls [at] gmail [dot] com.

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