Robin Thede, the creator and showrunner of the hit HBO sketch comedy series A Black Lady Sketch Show, has donated the entire wardrobe from the show to Beauty 2 The Streetz, a non-profit organization that provides services to homeless women in Los Angeles.
The donation includes countless pieces of clothing, accessories, wigs and more. The items will be distributed to homeless women on Skid Row through Beauty 2 The Streetz.
Thede made the donation in response to the recent cancellation of A Black Lady Sketch Show after four seasons. The show was a critical and commercial success, and its cancellation was met with disappointment by fans and critics alike.
“I’m sorry the show has ended but I’m not surprised you’ve found a way to pass the good along to such a worthy and worthwhile cause, it’s what I would expect from you.,” one commenter wrote. “Thank you, for sharing your light with the world. And thank you too Shirley for all you do.”@dtwyman via Twitter
Beauty 2 The Streetz is a non-profit organization that was founded in by Shirley Raines. The organization’s mission is to “serve the homeless by providing necessities alongside the things that make them feel inherently human.” Beauty 2 The Streetz provides a variety of services to homeless women, including clothing, hair and makeup services, and a hot meal.
“Got a call from @hbo @ablackladysketchshow ended after 4 seasons and they donated ALL OF THE wardrobes, shoes, purses, wigs, lashes and more to us,” said Raines. “Thx u Robin Thede.”
The donation from Thede is a significant one, as it will help Beauty 2 The Streetz provide services to more women. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, there are an estimated 553,742 homeless people in the United States, and 25% of them are women.
The Impact of Robin Thede & A Black Lady Sketch Show on Black Women
The donation from Thede is also a reminder of the impact that A Black Lady Sketch Show has had on black women. The show, which premiered on HBO in 2019, was the first sketch comedy series to be created, written, directed, and produced by black women.
ABLSS comprised of comedy sketches performed by a main cast of Black women, consisting of producer and creator Thede, Gabrielle Dennis, and Skye Townsend. Alumni cast members include Quinta Brunson, Laci Mosley, and Ashley Nicole Black. The show has featured guest stars such as Issa Rae, Vanessa Williams, Angela Bassett, Laverne Cox, Nicole Byer, Amber Riley, Miguel, Omarion, Raven-Symoné, Kelly Rowland, Tia Mowry, Tahj Mowry, Gabrielle Union, Kyla Pratt, Wanda Sykes, and Patti LaBelle.
A Black Lady Sketch Show was recently canceled after four seasons. However, the show’s impact will continue to be felt for years to come. The donation from Thede is just one example of the ways in which the show has made a difference in the lives of black women.
Statistics on Homeless Women in the United States
The number of homeless women has been increasing in recent years. In 2019, the number of homeless women increased by 2.3%, while the number of homeless men increased by 1.7%.
Homelessness is a serious problem for women. Women who are homeless are more likely to be victims of violence, to have mental health problems, and to have substance abuse problems.
The donation of the A Black Lady Sketch Show wardrobe to Beauty 2 The Streetz is a significant gesture. The donation will provide homeless women with the resources they need to get back on their feet. The donation will also help to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness among women.
Robin Thede’s donation of the A Black Lady Sketch Show wardrobe to Beauty2The Streetz is a powerful act of generosity. The show’s cancellation is a disappointment, but the donation from Thede is a sign that the show’s legacy will continue to live on.