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‘The Chi’ Creator Lena Waithe Says Television ‘Taught Me How To Dream’

Lena Waithe is the creator and executive producer of the Showtime series The Chi.

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Lena Waithe is the creator and executive producer of the Showtime series The Chi.

Todd MacMillan/Showtime

In 2017, Lena Waithe made history as the first black woman to win an Emmy for outstanding comedy writing. The award specifically recognized Master of None‘s “Thanksgiving” episode, which Waithe co-wrote with Aziz Ansari and based on her experience coming out to her mother.

Looking back on her Emmy win, Waithe says, “That a queer, black girl could tell her story and not just tell it, but be celebrated for it … that’s a moment that only comes once in a lifetime.”

Now Waithe is lending

Article source: https://www.npr.org/2018/01/11/577311653/the-chi-creator-lena-waithe-says-television-taught-me-how-to-dream

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