‘Dear White People’ Star Ashley Blaine Featherson Talks Representation and Repping For All ‘Brown Skin Girls’

Ashley Blaine Featherson is black girl magic personified.

Whether she’s costarring in Dear White People, the leading lady in Wale’s “Black Bonnie” video, collaborating with Mented Cosmetics or representing her gorgeous brown skin as the face of The Lip Bar, Featherson’s showing no sign of diminishing her light on screen and off. 

Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, Netflix’s Dear White People is a hilarious send-up of “post-racial” America as it weaves together the universal story of finding one’s own identity. It’s a story that hits close to home for Featherson, a proud Howard grad, who forged her path from the Washington, D.C. suburbs to Hollywood.

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