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Hey y’all

I’m Evelyn - a Kenyan-American humor writer and visual 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 2007, and today my channel has about 10 million views and 150,000 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

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Noteable moments on the Internets

Something fun to go here.

 

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.

So yeah, that’s me, girl. I’m currently a 2017 Youtube Creators For Change fellow. I’m co-creator of Austin While Black, a local journalistic interview series, and I continue to create thought-provoking stuff that makes you giggle. 

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