‘Tales from the Kraka Tower’: A new comedy web-series about academia
By Feminist Current on March 12, 2014
Over a year ago, I began to craft a character in my head, loosely based on the experiences of my own life in academia, as well as the experiences of others who have shared their stories with me. There have already been discussions surrounding the white-centric foundation of academia through films like “Dear White People” at Sundance, to protest campaigns like the UCLA Law Video, as well as the University of Michigan’s hashtag #BBUM (Being Black at the University of Michigan). I felt like this was the most appropriate time to release my own digital resistance piece, a comedy web-series that satirizes diversity in higher education called: “Tales from the Kraka Tower.” In the vein of the web-series, “Awkward Black Girl,” and “My Gimpy Life,” my show follows Lakisha Wisniewski, the main character, as she begins her journey at Kraka University in the Diversity graduate department. . . .