Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Talented Tuesdays: Reagan Gomez

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: Reagan Gomez

Twitter: @ReaganGomez

Website: ReaganGomez.com

What she does: Reagan is a writer, director, actor, the creator of the web series Almost Home and Surviving, and the creator of the podcast Reaganomics.




Why she's inspiring: Reagan creates her own projects. In addition to performing in movies and TV shows, Reagan has written, directed, and starred in both a short film and two dramatic web series. She also shares fire tweets and inadvertently functions as a more consistent news source than CNN.

I would love to see a Talented Tuesdays crossover series from Reagan, Brittani Nichols, Andrea Lewis, and Amanda Seales in 2017. Six seasons and a movie. Characters welcome.



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.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Talented Tuesdays: Anna Akana

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: Anna Akana

Twitter: @AnnaAkana

Website: AnnaAkana.com

What she does: Anna is an actress, writer, comedian, filmmaker, and YouTuber.




Why she's inspiring: Anna leads a purpose-driven life through sharing her comedy and telling creative stories. Through her often humorous YouTube videos, Anna conveys her messages about important issues like confidence, mental health, racism, sexism, friendship, identity, and cats to her 1 million-plus fans.



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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Talented Tuesdays: Akilah Hughes

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: Akilah Hughes

Twitter: @AkilahObviously

Website: ItsAkilahObviously.com




What she does: Akilah is a stand-up comedian, writer, blogger, producer, YouTuber, and one of the few nonwhite UCB comedians.

Why she's inspiring: Akilah makes jokes and talks about important topics. Her video, On Intersectionality in Feminism and Pizza, humorously explains the serious issue of whitewashing in feminism. She also critiques literature while drinking; enjoy responsibly.



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.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Talented Tuesdays: Nicole Chung

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: Nicole Chung

Twitter: @nicole_soojung

Website: the-toast.net

What she does: Nicole is was a writer and the Managing Editor of The Toast. (RIPD đŸ˜Ș)

Why she's inspiring: Nicole writes about race, racism, racists, transracial adoption, diversity, APIA representation, and imaginary boyfriends like John Cho(!). Her words entertain, educate, encourage, and embolden her readers who are trying to make sense of the world.



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.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Talented Tuesdays: Nichelle McCall

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: Nichelle McCall

Twitter: @Nichelle_McCall

Website: nichellemccall.com




What she does: Nichelle is a speaker and the CEO of BOLD Guidance, a software company that helps students organize their college applications and helps colleges effectively recruit new students.

Why she's inspiring: Nichelle teaches other entrepreneurs how to run successful businesses. She has also worked with nonprofit organizations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to help underrepresented individuals gain access to education and entrepreneurial resources.



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.