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Meet Mariya Alexander, an immigrant and woman in comedy, who speaks her truth.  Mariya Alexander is a stand-up comedian and creates podcasts. Check out some of her stand up: here. Alexander's complicated past inspired her to laugh through some of the toughest times. "I grew up in the

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"Comedy is a giant middle finger to oppressive systems and a way to create and connect." Meet Camille Roane. Camille Roane is a stand-up comic who covers race, feminism, dating and everything in between. Roane's comedy calling came very recently: "When every well meaning liberal was having

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"I think comedy is the most beautiful thing in the world." Meet Vanessa Esperanza. Vanessa Esperanza does just about everything! Improv, sketch comedy, video, Youtube, situational comedy and her favorite, dark comedy are all par for the course for Esperanza. Comedy was a way for Esperanza to cope with her

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"Comedy is how we begin to work together and change the world for the better." Meet Desiree Staples. Desiree Staples, a Film/TV and Theater Comedic Actress, Writer, and Producer, recently went to the Cannes Film Festival 2018 where she starred in "LIFE." Although Staples always wanted to perform, she found

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"While we still have a long way to go in terms of total equality, female comics are finally getting recognized as being just as funny as their male counterparts." Check out 5 women taking the comedy world by storm here.

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Women in Comedy are coming to Boston! This April 19-22, the Women in Comedy Festival, sponsored by HBO, will take place in Boston. Check it out for some laughs and inspiration. More information, here.

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Meet Nicole Starret: With credits to her name as major as 30 Rock, she still strives to help others. Nicole Starrett is an actress in comedy and historical dramas (such as 30 Rock, The Mad Whale, and Help Yourself!) and she writes and produces for an all-female digital

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Meet Solange Castro: A Comedian-Turned Salsa Dancer-Turned Comedian, who performs for women. Solange Castro, performs standup comedy, writes plays and a blog, and has a web series entitled "Teaching Comics to Dance Salsa." Castro took a break from comedy after feeling overwhelmed, but found new confidence and inspiration.

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