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Michaela Coel & Donald Glover Shared How They Handle Microaggressions For ‘GQ’ Interview

Michaela Coel & Donald Glover Shared How They Handle Microaggressions For 'GQ' Interview

I May Destroy You has been one of stand out shows of 2020. Michaela Coel’s phenomenal creation, which aired on the BBC in June 2020, left viewers with so much to think about. The writer-actor is GQ’s November cover star and she sat down for a virtual chat with fellow creative Donald Glover to talk through the success of the show and the ideas that inspired it. During their conversation, Coel talked about microaggressions from friends and the difficult conversations she has with them to address this. Coel highlights that, in a world that’s made so binary by social media, some situations and conversation with the people you’re close to aren’t so straightforward.

I May Destroy You opened up so many conversations and, during her chat with Glover, Coel explained that writing it was a very spiritual process (“In the sense that the minute I talk about it I could cry”) and also one which led her to draw on personal experiences, including when it came to the attitudes of white people in the show.

Speaking to Glover, Coel explained that some of the microaggressions that you see in I May Destroy You have played out in her real life. She said, “This has happened all through my life; it happened again recently. I have friends that I love who are not – let’s put it in quotations for now, because we’re talking about categories – ‘black,’ who at some point turn to me and say, ‘I…

Michaela Coel & Donald Glover Discussed Dealing With Microaggressions In A New Interview

I May Destroy You has been one of stand out shows of 2020. Michaela Coel’s phenomenal creation, which aired on the BBC in June 2020, left viewers with so much to think about. The writer-actor is GQ’s November cover star and she sat down for a virtual chat with fellow creative Donald Glover to talk through the success of the show and the ideas that inspired it.



Michaela Coel & Donald Glover Shared How They Handle Microaggressions For ‘GQ’ Interview

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