PETER HAPAK. PROP STYLING BY ANDREA HUELSE/ART DEPARTMENT; WARDROBE STYLING BY MINDY SAAD/CELESTINE AGENCY; HAIR BY BELLAIR USING RICH HAIR CARE AT FACTORY DOWNTOWN; MAKEUP BY JESSICA ORTIZ/THE WALL GROUP

WIREDJessicaWilliams02“Every day when I wake up, I check Instagram. Then I look at Twitter to see what the One Directioners are talking about. I check Facebook to see how everybody from high school’s doing. I go on Reddit to see what my weirdos are talking about. Then I go on Tumblr to see what my feminists are talking about.”

That’s how Williams opened her feature in this month’s WIRED Magazine where she talks about using celebrity bait-and-switch commentary to engage the masses in informative discussion on society’s relevant issues. In the feature the intellectual comedienne remarks on the lessons she’s learned since she’s become immersed in the media content jungle of this information age we are all swimming in. It’s irreverent and deep at the same time; fun to read and very insightful.

WIREDJessicaWilliams03

“…there’s something missing in all this new new media craziness, and that is something that uses celebrity news as a way to get into a really serious analysis of our culture. The Kardashians are walking clickbait—but let’s look closer. Do Kim and Kanye affect how society feels about interracial relationships and blended families? What does our obsession with Jennifer Lawrence say about third-wave feminism? Start with a headline that’s superjuicy; a flashy, sexy picture. And then, after the first couple of lines, hit them with some really severe analysis. When they think they’re getting dirt, we give them vegetables…”

Williams was born and raised in Los Angeles. Jessica made her television debut as a series regular on Nickelodeon’s Just for Kicks in 2006 and in 2012, she became a “correspondent” The Daily Show which she sites as an example of her premise of using entertainment to inform.

However her feature never looses it purpose. As she discusses her role as a media junkie and future visions as a content  commentator, Williams’ breezy and whimsical manner is always humorous and oft-times enlightening. In a momentary missive comparing herself to Oprah, that statuesque comic had this to say:

‘We’re a lot alike. I’m black, I love to relate things people talk about to myself, and people think my best friend and I are lesbians! My strength is that I’m more relatable. Maybe I’m missing a shirt button, maybe I have a food stain on my pants. People would grow to find that endearing. (Take that, Mom! I don’t need to “clean myself up” to keep a job!)”

Williams is a frequent performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Williams also made appearances on Season 3 of HBO’s Girls. Jessica currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Check out her performance as correspondent on the Daily Show below.

The Daily Show
Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook

Sources of the feature are Wired.com, TheDailyShow.cc.com and Wikipedia.com


PG2Cultivate_Rae11

When it comes to art, food, fashion, health, fitness music, culture and society Pangea’s Garden continues to bring you the culture that cultivates. We actively strive to be your Afrosensual nexus of ideas, images, commentary, participation and events that inspire, provoke, entertain and actively engage you. If you love what you see here and desire to see more, please consider signing up for a premium membership. It grants you access to ALL of the Garden’s content and you will be one of the Cultivators of the vision that we’ve ALL planted & grown in Pangea.

PG2Cultivate_Violet25

Pangea’s Nature Stroll Series… The moments are unique and timeless. There is a symphony of scents and sounds as well as visions that intertwine to create and extraordinary body of stimuli. When you are there, you can’t help but be inspired by God’s design. this was the backdrop for the beautiful women who have all taken part in this extraordinary rich series of images that are still never ending. Momentary strolls that were reflective, imaginative, provocative and creative led to some revealing moments in which beauty both inside and out was exposed.

PG2URBbnr_Nubien04

Pangea’s Nature Stroll Series… The moments are unique and timeless. There is a symphony of scents and sounds as well as visions that intertwine to create and extraordinary body of stimuli. When you are there, you can’t help but be inspired by God’s design. this was the backdrop for the beautiful women who have all taken part in this extraordinary rich series of images that are still never ending. Momentary strolls that were reflective, imaginative, provocative and creative led to some revealing moments in which beauty both inside and out was exposed.

PG2NSbnr_Nambi45

0 Comments

Leave a reply

CONTACT US

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending

Pangea's Garden ©2018

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?