I’m Evelyn - a humor writer + digital storyteller based in Austin, Texas. That just means I post funny words and videos on the Internet. Add “influencer" if you want to send me free lotion or something. I love a good lotion.
It’s wild - none of this really existed when I was a kid. I had to use encyclopedias to do my homework, fam. Remember those? So I’m just happy to be here.
You’ve probably seen me on YouTube! I joined that weirdo website back in 2008, and today my channel has about 13 million views and 180,000 subscribers. I make a grab bag of content, from travel vlogs and silly beauty guru-esque tutorials to funny first generation American stories and Black pop culture commentary. In 2017, I was a YouTubes Creators For Change fellow, and received a grant to produce positive content that makes our world a better place. Naturally, I chose to talk to a puppet and wear a wig.
I call everyone who entertains my shenanigans my #InternetCousin, so welcome to the family, cuz.
where you've seen me
GET IN FORMATION
My passionate 2 minute Lemonade review went viral with over 4 million views across my own social media platforms. Beyonce found it (?) loved it (??) and played it on every stop of the Formation World Tour. Like, what????!
THE REVOLUTION WILL BE STAYING IN BED
“Call In Black” earned 6 million views on Black culture blog For Harriet and is now shared widely as we cope with the effects of police brutality and racist current events. It’s a funny video though, I swear. .
WE ALL FROM WAKANDA NOW
Black Panther brought up a lot of feelings for me as the child of immigrants, and I addressed my grievances in the video “So NOW It’s Cool To Be From Wakanda”. Chadwick Boseman - Marvel’s actual Black Panther, y’all - tweeted it with the caption “So funny. Love her.” I love you too, boo. *body rolls*
AWKWARD BLACK GIRLS UNITE
I acted in We Are, a short film web series by B.B. Araya. The series premiered on the Issa Rae Productions YouTube channel.
...and not to brag or anything , BUT THE ONE AND ONLY
what I do
I create funny, insightful videos for your internet consumption. I can roll with a crew or solo, and have worked with brands like Audible, Google Chromebook, and YouTube. My previous corporate gig was Direct of Video Strategy at NaturallyCurly.com, where we collaborated with brands like Sephora and Sally Beauty.
Need super cute on-camera talent that looks great in liquid matte lipstick? That’s me! If you’re good at lighting all this melanin, I’d be happy to be your hostess with the mostest. Be warned: I talk with my hands. A lot.