Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending an inspirational lecture by Larry Wilmore at the Wortham through the Progressive Forum Lecture Series. Larry Willmore just completed a book entitled, “I’d Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts.” Larry is a regular member of the cast of the Daily Show. He role is as th Senior Black Correspondent.
What impressed me about Larry Wilmore was his willingness to take risks to find his true voice and remain true to himself. His resume includes a career standup comedy, acting, writing for comedy shows (Bernie Mac Show, The Office, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and In Living Color). Even though has achieved success and obtained very prestigious awards including an Emmy and Peabody Award, he has pushed himself into new areas of learning constantly.
What have you done to challenge yourself lately? Where do you need to go to be inspired? When will you get started to pursue your true self?