Lena Waithe: Making History at the 2017 Emmys

Lena Waithe, “The Master of None” star best known for her character Denise, became the first African American woman to take home an Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series.

She received endless recognition for co-writing the “Thanksgiving” episode of “Master of None” where Waithe writes about her coming out story as a lesbian. The acclaimed episode walked her right on stage to accept an Emmy award, something she’s been dreaming about since she was 7 years old.

Waithe comments on her episode at the GLAAD panel in August saying “It’s very black. It’s very female. It’s really gay,” she says. “[And] the cool thing about that is so many people loved it.”

In her speech she thanked her mother, her girlfriend, and the LGBTQ community with a beautiful moment:

“Last, but certainly not least, my LGBQTIA family. I see each and every one of you. The things that make us different, those are superpowers. Everyday when you walk out the door put on your imaginary cape and go out there and conquer the world. Because the world would not be as beautiful as it is if you weren’t in it.”

Waithe is also a known writer for the Fox Television Series Bones in 2015. She has written for Nickelodeon’s How To Rock, a comedy series Hello Cupid, and helped with the writing of Dear White People.

In the works is her new autobiography to air on Showtime, “The Chi”, so we will be seeing a lot more Lena Waithe in the near future.

In Waithe’s short yet far from over career, she has made quite a few interesting and bold fashion statements that we can’t get enough of. Check them out below via The Huffington Post. 

Check out our favorite looks from The 2017 Emmys here.


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