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The CW’s New Batwoman and Other Gamechangers

Javicia Leslie, Ashley Blaine Featherson, Janell Hickman-Kirby and Briana Thompson in Conversation with Refinery29 Unbothered’s Chelsea Sanders

Feb 11, 2021

Actress Javicia Leslie is making history as television’s first Black Batwoman in The CW’s new season of the DC Super Hero series. She joins us with other groundbreaking women of color in entertainment and beyond—actress Ashley Blaine Featherson, beauty editor Janell Hickman-Kirby and Spiked Spin founder and Black wellness advocate Briana Thompson. Friends from their HBCU days, they talk with Refinery29 Unbothered’s Chelsea Sanders about Leslie’s casting as Batwoman and what it says about changes being made in the entertainment industry, how they empower and uplift each other, and the hard work that still needs to be done in opening doors for women of color.

Javicia Leslie

Recently named by The Hollywood Reporter as their “Next Big Thing” and by Los Angeles Magazine as their “One to Watch” …

Ashley Blaine Featherson

Ashley Blaine Featherson can currently be seen opposite Lena Waithe and Vanessa Williams in the independent film Bad Hair

Janell Hickman-Kirby

Janell is a beauty editor, communications strategist, and Hampton University-alum based in Brooklyn, New York …

Briana Thompson

Briana Thompson is a Health & Wellness Expert, Entrepreneur, and Empowerment Coach committed to developing a wellness infrastructure …

Chelsea Sanders

Chelsea Sanders is the Vice President of Brand Innovation and Partnerships at Unbothered …

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