#WeNeedToTalk-Anastasia Washington #HeliumRadio
On this episode of #WeNeedToTalk, Malynda chats with Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Anastasia Washington. they talk about her journey being bi-racial, using comedy to get through hard times, and being a multi-hyphenate. Anastasia Washington is the comedic voice of the future. The ‘bi-racial boss lady with curves, curls and sass’ is utilizing her many talents for good by breaking down barriers and giving a voice to those who need it. As a Los Angeles native, she began professionally acting and singing at just 3-years-old and has since done everything under the show biz sun. Her lengthy list of award-winning talents have given her many titles including: Actress, Comedian, Podcaster, Writer, Director, Singer, Curvy Model, Comic Con Panelist, and Dance Hall Queen. She’s seen the industry at its best and worst throughout her career, and is now working to be the change she wishes to see in the world. Anastasia utilizes her platform to educate her audience about topics such as Police Brutality, Eating Disorders, and Colorism. She incorporates her advocacy into her award-winning shorts including “What are you?” which touches on the struggles of expressing one’s identity as a person of mixed races, and “He Said, She Said” which tackles the topic of sexual assault. Anastasia constantly strives to take on these difficult topics and make the big changes needed through creative expression. Her work can be seen on-screen in productions such as The Addams Family Movies and Die Hard 2, as well as previous hosting opportunities for WonderCon, San Diego Comic Con, LA Comic Con, Red Carpet Report, and more. She has also modeled for big-name brands such as: Nordstrom, NYDJ, Dickies, Mod Cloth, and Marvel. Throughout the pandemic alone, Anastasia was able to produce, write and star in a one-woman-show that played at the Black Voices Festival and Solo Fest called “50 Shades of Mixed: Confessions of your Ethnically Ambiguous Best Friend” and a web series called “Disordered”. Currently, Anastasia is working on creating more stand-up specials, podcasts, feature films, and a self-help book. With the hopes of furthering the conversation of colorism, discrimination, and even bring attention to true crime stories. Noting, she is a member of SAG/AFTRA, WIF, and WOC Unite.