Tonja Renée Stidhum is a writer/director/producer with cheeks you want to pinch... but don't (unless she wants you to). She is made of sugar and spice and everything rice... with the uncanny ability to make a Disney/Pixar reference in the same sentence as a double entendre.

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The Root: “Swizz Beatz and Timbaland Assures Us the Triller Acquisition Ain’t Changing a Thing When It Comes to ‘the Culture’ of Verzuz”
https://www.theroot.com/swizz-beatz-and-timbaland-assures-us-the-triller-acquis-1846559564 

 

The Root: “Here’s Why Your Favorite Coming to America Characters Are Not That ‘Fun’ for Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall to Play”
https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/heres-why-your-favorite-coming-to-america-characters-ar-1846397785 

 

The Root: “Malcolm & Marie: Zendaya and John David Washington Discuss the Gray Areas of Love”
https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/malcolm-marie-zendaya-and-john-david-washington-disc-1846140475 

 

The Root: “’All of These Guys Are Complicit in the Brutal Practice of Slavery’: The Cast and Crew of Hamilton Have a Reckoning”
https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/all-of-these-guys-are-complicit-in-the-brutal-practice-1844245064 

 

The Root: “I May Destroy You: Michaela Coel Has Full Autonomy and it Shows”
https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/i-may-destroy-you-michaela-coel-has-full-autonomy-and-1844417082 

 

The Root: “21 Bridges: Yes, Chadwick Boseman Was Conflicted Portraying a Black Cop”
https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/21-bridges-yes-chadwick-boseman-was-conflicted-portra-1839978620 

 

The Root: “Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, and ‘Dolemite’ Cast Play ‘Black Ass Game’”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56KhvG5QwfQ 

 

The Root: “Having a ‘Little’ Fun: Marsai Martin, Issa Rae and Regina Hall Play a ‘Black Ass Game’”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dvwOirMvq0&list=PLr16jRPyc8aVbPat51eVOqPkrZpD8l_6j&index=3 

 

The Root: “Black Ass Game: Tracee Ellis Ross Wants to Hit The High Note With Rihanna”
https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/black-ass-game-tracee-ellis-ross-wants-to-hit-the-high-1843727036 

 

The Root: “Need a Creative Spark? The Cast and Crew of Pixar’s Soul Got You, Boo”
https://www.theroot.com/need-a-creative-spark-the-cast-and-crew-of-pixars-soul-1845927385?rev=1608581449078 

The Root: “We Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With Larenz Tate”
https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/we-take-a-trip-down-memory-lane-with-larenz-tate-1845622678 

The Root: “Let’s Get Our Hair Did and Play a Round of Black Ass Game With the Cast and Crew of Bad Hair!”
https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/lets-get-our-hair-did-and-play-a-round-of-black-ass-gam-1845427216

Raven is a late twenty-something bougie-mixed-with-a-dash-of-hood Black girl juggling her burgeoning job as a professional dating site profile writer and a professional dating flop. She has mastered the art of intimacy without being intimate: the best friend, the confidant, the wingwoman for dudes.

Raven’s male partner-in-crime is Michael and their relationship is your typical “sexual tension splattered all over their faces, but somehow they don’t own a mirror” situation. When Raven needs some fellow estrogen in her life, she hangs with her BFFs: Greer, Lenora (called “Leo”, for short), and Tess.

Navigating the ins and outs of dating and the tangled web she and Michael have unknowingly weaved leads Raven to a whirlwind of shenanigans and self-discovery.

Tonja Renée Stidhum – Creator/Director/Executive Producer
Bonique’a Matthews – Executive Producer
Shondriette Kelley – Consulting Producer
Tanya Hayles – Consulting Producer
Lauren Persons – Consulting Producer
Girl I Guess Productions

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Tonja is one funny comedy writer too. Enjoyed WingChick? Check out the IMBD

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“Commit to the Dream & The Dream Will Commit to You: Writer, Director, Producer Tonja Renée Stidhum”
https://beenworthy.com/2021/03/28/tonja-stidhum/

The Extraordinary NegroesMental Health Monday 27: Tonja Renee Stidhum 

Hollywood’s Black RenaissanceWingChick news

VSBCheck Out “Worth a Thousand” (A TIFFxInstagram short from Tonja Renee Stidhum)

Black TV & Film CrewWingChick spotlight

In My Mental MindWingChick Wednesday

Truly TafakariInterview

VSBDamon at the Schombrg in Harlem, VSB in NYC, and “WingChick”

Shadow & Act, ‘WingChick’ Webseries Will Tackle Love, Dating And The Art Of Intimacy For The ‘Habitual Homegirl’

The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast,  1683: WingChick

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