Lena Waithe On Why She's Not "A Product For White America"

Go behind the scenes of our March cover story with Lena Waithe as she discusses how the industry has changed since she started out, how she hopes to inspire others, and what it means to be truly diverse in terms of representation.

"Black people are no longer a fad, but we're more in vogue, which I think are two very different things," Waithe told NYLON. "I honor the fact that I have the freedom to be my complete self and I don't have to be a product for white America." Hear the words of Lena Waithe in the video, above.

Produced by: Alexandra Hsie Camera by: Charlotte Prager Edited by: Charlotte Prager Production Assistant: Alison Yardley