The stand-up comic talks coming out, racism and falling in love
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In the brand new August edition of DIVA, our cover star Gina Yashere talks candidly about what it’s really like being a Black, gay woman in showbiz. In true Gina style, she’s frank, funny and awesome. Here’s a sneak preview of what she had to say.
The realities of racism
“It definitely shaped my childhood. It shaped my entire working life. It’s shaped the lives of every person in England. Not just Black people. Everybody.”
How coming out changed her comedy
“The day I completely opened up and went, ‘I don’t give a fuck. I’ve got nothing to hide. This is who I am,’ I got twice as good as a comedian.”
Falling for her long-term girlfriend
“She grabbed me by the hand. We were inseparable after that… She’s hilarious and that’s why we get on so well.”
PLUS Gina reveals why she left the UK and how she made it big Stateside
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