Thanyia Moore, 34, is an entertainer who organises and hosts events, kicks ass on stage as a comedian and presenter and also acts.

Who is the woman that most inspires you?
Clich√© but… *drum roll*…. My MUM! She is the embodiment of a strong black woman. Growing up and watching her grind, was and is the reason I work so hard today.

What does feminism mean to you?
Equality.

Do you think there’s equality between men and women in your industry?
Not in the slightest! I think it’s flaunted by men even more now than it was before. It’s disgusting actually!

The theme of this years IWD is #BeBodforChange. So, if you could change one thing about the world what would it be and why?
I’m a daydreamer when it comes to things like this because I always say, if I could give the whole world one thing, it would be eternal happiness. So, my answer is, happiness.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?
‘Do it your way’

What’s the best thing about being a woman in 2017?
Being lucky enough to be born after feminism started and benefitting from the hard work put in by the women who stood before and for us.

What are you working in at the moment?
I run my own comedy night called ‘Moore Laughter’ which runs quarterly throughout the year. The first one of 2017, in London, is Sat 25 March & the first one of 2017, in Birmingham, is Sat 3 June. Tickets can be purchased from Moorelaughter.shoobs.com.

I also run a night called ‘Moore Nights Out’ which is a games and variety entertainment night. It’s really for those who want to go ‘out’, but not ‘out, out’. It’s an opportunity to come as you are, play some games and then be entertained!

I am also in the middle of writing a monologue and short play. Which will be brought to a theatre in both London and Birmingham.

What advice would you give the next generation of talent who would love to be in your position?

  1. Stay grounded – Keep those who know and love you, around you. Don’t believe your own hype and remain humble.
  2. Stay true to you – Never get lost and lose yourself. Grow, but don’t change.
  3. Have fun! – When you’re old, in the rocking chair and everything is relaxing down South… The grandkids will ask you what life was like! Make sure you are able to tell them how much fun you had! No matter what happens!

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