RESPECT. Interview: Daphne Wayans Discusses Upcoming Books & How Being a Mother Drives Her

Daphne Wayans

If you were to ask Daphne Wayans to describe herself, in a nutshell, she would say that she’s her children’s mom. Daphne’s calling is to make sure her children’s happiness and well-being come first and foremost, before anything else. The love for her family is unmatched by anything else she has going on in life. Daphne is the ex-wife of one Hollywood’s most recognizable faces, that being Keenen Ivory Wayans, with whom she has five children and maintains a workable relationship. Daphne is a parenting and relationships expert and has contributed to such outlets as the Huffington Post. She has also been featured on shows like VH1’s Hollywood Exes and Marrying the Game for her insight and clout in Tinseltown.

Daphne was born and raised in Inglewood, California as an only child to blue-collar parents who were nurturing and unrestrictive – encouraging to be and do what she sincerely desired. With a passion for the arts, she attended Otis Parsons and FIDM, but was always drawn to the charm of a family.

I recently had the opportunity to speak with the mother of five about her upcoming book release. We also discussed how she wants to use her platform to inspire the next generation of women and more. The full interview can be seen below!

You are currently working on a book can tell what the book is about? 

It’s a series of books, and they all focus on the feminine arts, for example, motherhood, interior decorating, and all things women tend to do in the household.

What inspired you and why is this the right time to release it? 

That is a good question and thank you! I was inspired by numerous friends who were these quote-unquote independent women that were growing more masculine. So, it was something that I have been thinking about for a while now and decided to work on this series of books to change the narrative. The current culture does not allow women to be women in a feminine way, and they lean more towards a masculine type of woman. I feel this is the best time to release this book because the goal is to restore the nature of the person and the restoration of the roles between men and women... READ MORE

Variety: Gravitas Buys Stand-Up Comedy Documentary ‘Dying Laughing’

“Over two years, as the film began to emerge from the thousands of miles traveled and hundreds of hours or interviews, we learned about the physical and emotional dedication that it takes to become a stand-up comedian, and that the prospect of failure haunts even the most experienced and celebrated practitioners,” said Toogood and Stanton. “We hope that the audience will find the final piece as touching, thought-provoking, inspirational and as funny as we do.”

The duo also produced the film alongside producer Suli McCullough and co-producers Samantha Phillips and Daphne Wayans. Keith Haviland, Adam Longworth and John Thomson are the executive producers. FULL ARTICLE HERE