Name: Franchesca Ramsey
What she does: Franchesca is an actor, comedian, vlogger, host of the podcast Last Name Basis, host of MTV's Decoded ("a weekly series on MTV News tackling race, pop culture, and other uncomfortable things, in funny and thought-provoking ways"), writer-at-large for Upworthy.com, and writer/contributor for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.
Why she's inspiring: I first learned of Franchesca through the above video, which I thoroughly identified with. She continues to school her audience on racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, privilege, American history, natural hair, and a host of other hot topics in a variety of engaging ways. Franchesca is clever and funny and a role model for activists, feminists, and YouTubing ladies everywhere.
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