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Franchesca Ramsey          

Comedian, Activist, Television & YouTube Personality

Franchesca Ramsey, also known as Chescaleigh, is an American comedian, activist, television and YouTube personality, and actress, who has appeared on MTV and MSNBC. She gained media fame quickly after her YouTube commentary on racial issues went viral, and she built a career as a writer, producer, and performer based on her unintended activism, being thrust into a role as an advisor or coach on social issues.

She is the host of the award-winning MTV web series "Decoded". In early 2016, Ramsey joined Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" as a contributor and writer.

Ramsey has also appeared in television series such as "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" and "Broad City". She hosted a podcast called "Last Name Basis" which ended in March of 2019 with a total of 112 episodes.

Ramsey's 2018 book "Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist" is a collection of essays that describes her unintended role as an activist on racism and online harassment after the sudden media attention to her YouTube commentary.

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