This interview with American comedian and actress, Franchesca Ramsey a.k.a. Chescaleigh was originally broadcast on Deutsche Welle's, the Pulse. It discusses her parody of the ‘shit girls say’ youtube meme, which although spans a mere two minutes, has got over nine million hits. Chescaleigh successfully infuses humor into the serious issue of race relations in America, and encourages others to speak out.

This story was produced for Deutsche Welle's The Pulse in 2013. Francesca Ramsey is now the host of MTV's Decoded, a weekly series on MTV News tackling race, pop culture, and other uncomfortable things

 

  photos   by Leslie Hassler   Photography

photos by Leslie Hassler Photography