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Come hear YouTube extraordinaire Anna Akana tell her compelling story about processing the grief that followed her teen sister's suicide in 2007 and healing through comedy. Listen to her distinct comedic voice as she describes her journey to producing YouTube
videos to express herself and connect with the world.
Anna Akana is a prominent Asian-American YouTuber, comedienne, and actress who advocates diversity and mental health through her weekly YouTube videos. Her talks, skits, and web series have garnered millions of views and now sustains an audience of over a million subscribers who listen to Anna's experiences as a woman and an Asian-American in the media, as well as her struggle with mental health.
This event is generously co-sponsored by SGFC, Dean's Fund, University of Chicago Careers in Journalism, Arts, and Media, Asian Students' Union, Active Minds, Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, TAP-Chicago, KIND Snacks, the East Asian Languages and Civilizations department, and the Chinese Undergraduate Student Association.
Arts, Cultural/Diversity, Health/Wellness, Personal Development