Apr 18, 2020
disabled. I don’t have feet. I have a manual wheelchair. I’m fat.
I’m Afro-Latina. You don’t get to see women like me in roles that
are sexy, fun and powerful. The showcase is about casting directors
and making that first impression. It was important for me to come
across that way" - A quote from comedian Danielle Perez in the
article in the LA Times this week that chronicled her journey from
CBS Diversity Showcase, the opportunities it led to, and how she's
dealing now that everything is on hold due to a worldwide pandemic.
Danielle is inspiring, vivacious, and hilarious, and I'm so happy
she joined us this week on Hot Pizza Ass to talk to us about how
she's dealing as an extrovert in a time that requires introversion,
how she did a social distancing photoshoot for the LA Times, how
she's spending her time right now cooking and indulging in a bomb
skin care routine (yes, we get details!). We also swap Korean spa
stories, being comfortable in your body, embarrassing networking
stories, industry lessons learned, and how social media has changed
and becoming super entertaining during the times of the pandemic,
and of course, pizza!
Follow Danielle Perez: @divadelux