(Illustration by Joon Park)

(Illustration by Joon Park)

By day, Shana Manuel is a court-appointed criminal lawyer for indigent individuals. Once a month, she indulges her passion for comedy, taking the stage to tell stories that draw on her identities as a black married lesbian woman. She is the 2015 winner of the Pride Comedy Festival and an emerging voice in the South Florida comedy scene. Click the play button below to hear her story.

Cai ThomasAbout the Author
Cai Thomas is a graduate of Boston College. Learn more about her here.