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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Cheeks Speaks...

The Root: “Swizz Beatz and Timbaland Assures Us the Triller Acquisition Ain’t Changing a Thing When It Comes to ‘the Culture’ of Verzuz” 


The Root: “Here’s Why Your Favorite Coming to America Characters Are Not That ‘Fun’ for Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall to Play” 


The Root: “Malcolm & Marie: Zendaya and John David Washington Discuss the Gray Areas of Love” 


The Root: “’All of These Guys Are Complicit in the Brutal Practice of Slavery’: The Cast and Crew of Hamilton Have a Reckoning” 


The Root: “I May Destroy You: Michaela Coel Has Full Autonomy and it Shows” 


The Root: “21 Bridges: Yes, Chadwick Boseman Was Conflicted Portraying a Black Cop” 


The Root: “Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, and ‘Dolemite’ Cast Play ‘Black Ass Game’” 


The Root: “Having a ‘Little’ Fun: Marsai Martin, Issa Rae and Regina Hall Play a ‘Black Ass Game’” 


The Root: “Black Ass Game: Tracee Ellis Ross Wants to Hit The High Note With Rihanna” 


The Root: “Need a Creative Spark? The Cast and Crew of Pixar’s Soul Got You, Boo” 

The Root: “We Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With Larenz Tate” 

The Root: “Let’s Get Our Hair Did and Play a Round of Black Ass Game With the Cast and Crew of Bad Hair!”

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


laughter and the city...

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


“Commit to the Dream & The Dream Will Commit to You: Writer, Director, Producer Tonja Renée Stidhum”

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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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