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No one can play a white person better than a black person, a man better than a woman, a straight person better than a gay person. Because we have to learn how to be in those spaces and understand those people. That's satire.
—Ali Barthwell

Ali Barthwell is the cofounder of WakandaCon, a fan and community driven, self-funded celebration of afrofuturism in pop culture, gaming and tech. Ms. Barthwell is a recipient of the Puma/LOL Diversity Scholarship and inaugural member of the Bob Curry Fellowship. As a writer, performer, and instructor, she teaches improv and writing at The Second City Training Center with her work as a TV critic, appearing on publications like Vulture and the A. V. Club. Wellesley College alumna, Ali has also been a writer for the game Cards Against Humanity, performer for The Second City Touring Company, and she appeared on shows like 'Easy and Win It All' on Netflix. You can find more about her work and the upcoming WakandaCon events visiting wakandacon2018.com.

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