I remember all the bullshit @Lilly went through as she rose in the digital space; there were efforts to sabotage her from other creators, #Hollywood, and people in our own community. She started at the bottom, dealt with everyone’s bullshit with a smile, and worked through it. No one could take her work ethic away from her, and everyone that did help her realized very quickly that it never went in vain. Now, Lilly has jumped into a new space: Television, and it feels like déjà-Vous, only on a bigger scale. Hating ass hosts of other shows are telling celebs that if they do Lilly’s show they won’t be invited to theirs. Network red tape, old school mindsets, and politics suffocate creativity. And THE SEXISM AND DOUBLE STANDARDS ARE VERY REAL.
At this scale, the list of bullshit is never-ending, but just like before, she’s facing it with her two greatest weapons, her amazing attitude, and her monstrous work ethic. This time, we can play a bigger part in helping to amplify the success of @latewithlilly. This show isn’t about Lilly, she could be doing other things that would feed her ambitions much more. Instead, she’s put everything on hold to grab a sledgehammer and smash through a few glass ceilings, amplifying the most underrepresented voices. THIS ISN’T ABOUT LILLY. This is about the little kids who look different, think different, love different, believe different and are made to feel more and more isolated and alienated by the media and politicians. Let’s do our part by tuning in on @nbc, then watching all the clips on @youtube, and sharing them with everyone.
Let’s prove to the big networks that the space needs more than white guys wearing suits telling dad jokes. This is a step in the right direction, and we can all play a part in increasing representation on the biggest platforms. Let’s all tune in tonight, and celebrate this historic moment, and then let’s keep tuning in, and keep sharing because when minority voices band together, they ain’t a minority no more. #BLESS