and here are a few reasons why she is a queen
International Women’s Day is coming up in March and IGNITE has planned an AMAZING Real Talks event to get you excited about female equality and empowerment.
This month, we have invited the iconic Phoebe Robinson to speak at Humber. She comes to us with a unique intersectional perspective on race and gender issues.
It was hard to make a short list, but here are the top 4 reasons that Phoebe Robinson is a Dope Queen:
1. She met Michelle Obama
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Welcome to your new fav buddy comedy starring @michelleobama & moi aka #WalmartToniBraxton. In all seriousness, Meesh, thank you for one of the best nights of my entire black life and including me on your journey with #Becoming. You are an exemplary Queen and paving the way for so many of us. We honored to be in the presence of your grace, intelligence, and beauty. You mean the world to so many people, including me. I hope you know that. Looking forward to seeing you for round 2 in Detroit. Love & light! #YQY #IAmBecoming Hair: @sabsthegoodgirl Makeup: @delinamedhin
Phoebe hosted an exciting podcast called 2 Dope Queens where she and her co-host wanted to create a space to share the stories of diverse guests who would not have had the opportunity to have their stories shared by traditional media. They hosted female, POC and LGBTQ+ guests. In their farewell episode, the 2 Dope Queens hosted a very special guest: Michelle Obama. She spoke candidly about everything from hair tips to being a woman of colour in the current political climate.
2. She is an amazing actress
Phoebe has several acting credits to her name, outside of hosting podcasts. Most recently she appeared in the Netflix film Ibiza. She also co-starred alongside Taraji P Henderson in What Men Want.
Beyond acting, Phoebe is a very accomplished writer. She has written two New York Times bestselling anthologies of short essays critiquing the state of our world. Both of her books You Can’t touch my Hair (And Other Things I Still Have to Explain) and Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay were nominated for Goodreads Choice awards for Best Humour.
Both books struck a chord with audiences and were met with highly positive reviews.
4. She is a hilarious comedian
Trying to find a niche in the male-dominated comedy world never stopped Phoebs from realizing her dreams. Based in New York, she does stand-up comedy shows around the city where she discusses topical issues relating to being a woman and a POC.
From the stage to the screen to the studio, Phoebe has carved a name for herself in the industry as an empowered and determined woman. Watch Phoebe hit the Real Talks stage March 7th at 11:30 a.m. in the North Campus Student Centre. Grab your tickets to the free event!
There is still time to register to see Phoebe at Real Talks! For more information please visit the Real Talks event page.