If you’re anything like me, you’ve been binge watching online web series Hello Cupid and know exactly who this lovely lady is. And if you’re not anything like me, consider yourself officially hipped. Ashley Blaine Featherson plays Whitney, an intelligent but shy girl who gets mixed up in an unintentional love triangle between a guy she met online, his cousin and her roommate. She’s relatable, funny and authentic, and endearing, just as much as she is confusing. I highly suggest you watch the show, which Ashley helped create with Lena Waithe, the mastermind behind Dear White People & Twenties.
Ashley is a native of the D.C. area, and graduated Cum Laude from Howard University. I identify so much with her character, and I really love what she and so many others are trying to do to change the image of Black women that has been accepted as “real” and “typical.” She’s a talented singer, a naturalista, an ethereal beauty, and she even knows conversational sign language!
Get into the first episode of Hello Cupid below, and check out her website here!