Before asking Jackie to be on thee WAFF Live Show, Jackie noticed Gabrielle unfollowed her on Instagram (spoiler alert: it was an accident). Check out the super sweet text Jackie sent to Gabrielle to ask if their friendship went beyond Instagram.
Did Somebody Say Cookies?
WAFF got our first sponsorship! Hurray! We're happy to be working with Brady's Bakery. It doesn't get better than that.
Wait. Yes it does. Because Brady's Bakery ships nationwide.
Check out Brady's Bakery and use our promo code for 20% off: WAFF20
Without our friends like you, we couldn't do things like this. We sincerely appreciate every subscriber, follower, reviewer, and member of the WAFFam. Like Gabrielle said during the live show,
"In a time of pain, sometimes that’s when art is its most beautiful creation."
This week, Gloria Calderón Kellett shares her wisdom with Gabrielle and Pallavi as they discuss the difficulties of navigating friendships across racial, cultural, and professional lines during a pandemic. Find Gloria on Twitter and Instagram.
This week, Gabrielle and Pallavi are joined by Tony award winning actress Kelli O'Hara. They reminisce about the "girlfriend chats" that changed their lives, and how they learned to make more room in the world for people who are different than them. Follow Kelli at @kelliohara on Twitter and Instagram.
After winning a Tony for her portrayal of Anna in The King and I, Kelli did The Worm in her dressing room, because what else do you do after you win a Tony for best lead actress?
Kelli O'Hara and Kristen Chenoweth's Mask Challenge
In this episode, Gabrielle, Pallavi, and Kelli talked about Kelli and Kristen Chenoweth's mask challenge on Instagram. The purpose of the challenge was to show off the masks they've been donning during the pandemic and invite their friends to use their platform to show off theirs.
Want Your Own Mask to Show Off?
Gabrielle's friend, Stephanie Jo, handmakes facemasks (and linen robes, and phone pouches... the list goes on).
Yvette-Gonzalez Nacer is a Cuban-American actress, author, singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. She has established herself in the world of entertainment as the rare kind of artist who shines in any genre.
In this episode, we learned that Yvette is an artist of countless talents. Outside of acting and performing on Broadway as one of the fates in Hadestown, she enjoys painting. She says she feels like she’s not supposed to be a painter, so she doesn’t feel the pressure of the expectations to be "good" and doesn't have those inhibitions or doubts holding her back.
Alex and Susi (warmly referred to as "Alesusi") brought season 2 of WAFF to fruition. As we say hello to Susi in a new role and goodbye to Alex as she continues to pursue her dreams, we want to take a moment to acknowledge and thank them both for their hard work (and tell you to follow them on Instagram).
Gabrielle's Show in Maine
From left: Ashley Klanac, Gabrielle Ruiz, Sara Goff, Pallavi Sastry, & Reina Dawn