Casually strolling through twitter, I stumbled upon a tweet from Mashable sharing a link with the words:
"Finally, a witty web series about the everyday lives of modern black women..."
While I was thinking, 'mmm... I think there has been witty web series about the everyday lives of black women (i.e. Awkward Black Girl),' I did immediately click the link and what I found was awesome shhh*t. What Mashable introduced me to was the hilarious "Ackee & Saltfish" created by Cecile Emeke. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPu-DN58KuM?rel=0] 1. These bantering best friends are british. 2. These bantering best friends are british and west indian. (yas queen) 3. These bantering best friends are british and west indian, talk about lusting after Common, the foundation of their friendship being Lauryn Hill and wanting to be adopted by Solange. Um yessssssssssssss. It's truly a riot. I quickly watched all five webisodes and then ventured off into what else this channel had to offer, which is where I found this amazingness:
Cecile created a series called strolling and later this french version, flâner. Each webisode documents real conversations on various social, political, everyday topics and the first of the series was strikingly super profound and enlightening to me. Friends, Gaëlle and Christelle discuss black french culture, the movie Girlhood, afrofuturism and life in Paris. My first "yassss" moments is where they get into the fact that some Americans cannot really grasp what it is to be french and black while they on the other hand, have an understanding of being black in America and being an American in general. I think this point is so important!