Meet NCCWSL Keynote Speaker Franchesca Ramsey
Chances are high that you are one of the more than 11 million viewers to have watched the YouTube video, “Sh*t White Girls Say … to Black Girls.” What you might not know is that before the clip racked up nearly 5 million views in its first five days online, the video’s creator, Franchesca Ramsey, was working as a communications manager in Miami and using her free time to vlog on the Internet.
While Ramsey’s videos are often a form of comedy, her messaging encourages discourse and forces viewers to confront realities they otherwise might reject or ignore. Having covered topics such as body image, race, health care, and student debt, Ramsey uses her videos to help individuals understand stereotypes and privilege and how society can work toward equality for all.
Name: Franchesca Ramsey
Occupation: Vlogger, Comedian, Host of MTV’s Decoded, Writer/Contributor for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Miami International University of Art and Design
Along with the one that launched her career, here are five of Ramsey’s most notable, inspiring, and hilarious videos that make us laugh just as much as they make us think.