By Felton Kizer
I was introduced to Rodney Wash via Instagram, as many introductions and love stories these days. I’m a millennial through in through. The internet raised me, and yet I still struggle to keep up. I fell in love with Twitter when it first came out and swiftly left it for Instagram when it was introduced. I guess you can say I homie hopped.
When chatting with Rodney, he made a few things very clear. He is rooted in faith, the truth, and himself. His keen sense of self allows him to maneuver through a world and industry without a blueprint; he is that blueprint. Hailing from Gulfport, Mississippi to Atlanta, Georgia, Rodney is currently in the process of recording his newest talk show, “Over a cup of Coffee,” on AIB Network.
When asked, “What was was your relationship with media growing up?” He took a moment and responded with, ” So yeah growing up gay and trying to figure that out. Noah’s Ark was an eye-opener for me. It was okay to be gay and have gay friends and have gay experiences I looked up to him (Noah). Growing up gay, you learn from people around you.”
When asked about media today, he had a lot more to say. ” YouTube, Instagram, and social media platform as a whole, like you don’t have to go to Hollywood to be famous anymore. You could be on Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, whatever you do if you got the viewership. ”
With the internet being at our fingertips, the idea of “making it” seems a bit closer than ever before. What separates Rodney from “everyone else.” It’s his work ethic, his authenticity, and his commitment to himself.
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