Amanda Seales: 'As Black Women, Our Passion Is Often Being Policed'

"If it's being [expressed] in a public space, we're expected to be very pulled up and very safe. We're saying the same things, but folks only want to hear it in a certain way."
Rachaell Davis Sep, 26, 2018

When she’s not delivering meme-worthy one-liners as Tiffany on HBO’s hit series Insecure, Amanda Seales is keeping it hilariously honest on her podcast, Small Doses, and bringing her authentic brand of culturally relevant comedy to the masses with her live game show, Smart, Funny and Black.

We caught up with the comedienne and actress during our 2018 ESSENCE Street Style Festival and she dished on what Black women bring to the podcast space, how Black women are being often policed and misinterpreted when telling our stories or expressing our passions, what’s next for her and more.

Check out what she had to say in the video above.