xoJane editor-in-chief Jane Pratt will be back at SXSW again this year, this time with a panel featuring some of the most fearlessly funny women in digital media. The session will be happening on Saturday March 8 from 5:00 – 6:00PM. Also on the panel will be Issa Rae, the multitalented CEO and Owner of Issa Rae Productions, is a pioneer in the fight against the narrow, mainstream portrayal of people of color in the media; Kristina Wong, a solo performer, writer and cultural commentator named “One of the Seven Funniest Eco-Comedians” by Mother Nature Network and Mandy Stadtmiller, deputy editor of xoJane and host and creator of the irreverent podcast Newswhore.
Wait, are people still saying women aren't funny? Internet trolls aside, fearless and hilarious women are trailblazing and transforming the way readers connect with digital content -- and that (obviously) includes humor. Women in the digital space are reaching huge audiences every day through their personal brands of humor, which range from painful to hilarious, and run the gamut (and blur the lines) between.
Jane Pratt, founder of Sassy and Jane magazines and now editor-in-chief of xoJane, has assembled a panel of brilliant, irreverent and hilarious women for this SXSW session. Join the industry’s game changers as they discuss what women actually find funny, how social media has empowered humor through shameless oversharing, and how they scour the internet for the best comedy material. Audience Q&A to follow.
If you'll be in Austin at SXSW, you do not want to miss this panel. And if you like this topic, be #fearless and share this post on Facebook and Twitter.
(Want a preview of what to expect? Check out the video Jane's Publishing Secrets presentation at last year's SXSW here.)