Yhá Mourhia Wright, Ashley Versher, and Katherine George

By Sharee Silerio

In a nation where opinion is often viewed as fact, now, more than ever, it’s important for people of color to tell their
stories, from their perspectives, truths, and experiences. A popular show that is doing this and so much more is #Love My Roomie, a web series created by
screenwriter, producer, and director Yhá Mourhia Wright.

A dramatic comedy, #LMR follows the lives of three
millennial roommates – Giselle Carter (African-American), Yasmine Castillo
(Afro-Latina) and U’Moriah Walters (African-American) after they lose their
apartment in Harlem.

Wright says of why she created the series,

“Entertainment influences our culture. It influences how we treat each
other. It influences implicit bias. It influences unconscious bias. It
influences the ways we function in the workplace; how we are in the grocery
store; all of these things. It’s so important that we’re in charge of our
narratives, that we are controlling what stories are being told. It’s about
literally informing people of how complex, how beautiful, how diverse, how
human we are. I feel like it’s important for our humanity.”

Taking cues from the 90s and 2000s favorites Living Single and Girlfriends, Wright wrote and produced the dramedy’s first season, which premiered in December 2016, receiving over 35k views on Facebook and YouTube combined. The second season of #LMR explores how they – a songwriter, wannabe socialite and recently unemployed professional – find friendship, learn to cope in the midst of social and cultural expectations, and build lives that they love, all while discovering and rediscovering themselves.

Wright says,

“It’s about three black women who you don’t really see on screen. They’re all social outcasts. They’re late bloomers in their mid-to-late 20s and don’t quite fit in. Call it a coming of age story – not for teens – but for women in their 20s, which is so often missed. It’s like an entire decade gets skipped over.

I take situations that I know women of color have dealt with, that we talk about with each other and the things that we don’t talk about, which to me, is even more interesting – how we can have best friends and there’s certain things that they just don’t know about us, because culturally, there are still some of us that struggle with being vulnerable in that way.”

In a society that does its best to silence black women, it’s important that we uncover and confront the issues we face. The more we do this, the more courage we will have to love ourselves, exactly as we are. So if you’re looking for a web series that will make you think, laugh, cry, encourage you to heal, become your best self, and find love, then #LoveMyRoomie is the series for you! Check out the Season 2 official trailer.

The second season of #LoveMyRoomie
debuts on Saturday, March 3rd at the BRIC Ballroom in Brooklyn.
Purchase your tickets here. Follow Yhá Mourhia Wright on Instagram and keep
up with the series on
YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Have you seen Love My Roomie yet?

Sharee Silerio is a St. Louis-based freelance writer, Film and TV writer-producer, and blogger. When she isn’t creating content for The Root or The St. Louis American, she enjoys watching drama/sci-fi/comedy movies and TV shows, writing faith and self-love posts for SincerelySharee.com, relaxing with a cup of chai tea, crafting chic DIY event décor, and traveling. Review her freelance portfolio at ShareeSilerio.com then connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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