Pulling Out All the Stops On TV Before Going To Uganda
September 19th, 2013 → Leave a comment
In my first two minutes of being on television last Monday, I managed to do the following:
1. Scream like a Price is Right Contestant who just won the Showcase Showdown.
2. Belly Bump the host.
3. Scream, “I’m on TV!”
4. Say, “White people say a lot of stupid shit.”
And of course… my six minutes in heaven only gets more insane. TV is a lot of fun and unlike theater, everyone really is trying to make you look good, and can do all sorts of stuff in pre-interviews and editing to make sure of it.
The same day this aired, xoJane ran my essay on “8 Reasons People Of Color MUST Rally For A Long Overdue White History Month”. (Shocker. White People think I’m ruining their lives.)
I have so many more pictures and thoughts. But I’m trying to stave off a nervous breakdown right now. I am back in LA frantically trying to pound out two grant applications and pack for a five week tour of Africa. I am not prepared at all. Right now I have a pile of hand sanitizer on my dining table and that’s it.
I just booked an Airbnb place in Istabul for my long layover trip. I really hope I pull this off. My shoulder hurts from stress. At least I’m a TV star.