Are you ready for a future that is chock full of Jessica Williams? If not, what is wrong with you? She's ready, so let's do this. According to a new essay in Wired, Williams wants to be an Oprah-style mogul one day. Yes, please. Please do that, Jessica Williams.
From her essay:
Thankfully I already have a mogul I can pattern myself after: Oprah. We're a lot alike. I'm black, I love to relate things people talk about to myself, and people think my best friend and I are lesbians! My strength is that I'm more relatable. Maybe I'm missing a shirt button, maybe I have a food stain on my pants. People would grow to find that endearing. (Take that, Mom! I don't need to “clean myself up” to keep a job!)
Another thing that I can learn from Oprah: She always puts herself on the cover of her magazine. Oprah picking vegetables, Oprah reading at the beach. I'm going to do that, but in every post. It'll be right up at the top. Let's not forget who's running this piece, who brought you here.
Because I wholeheartedly support her in this endeavor, here are some things we'd like to see Williams do to become the mogul she has it in her to be.
Start a Website — or a Bunch of Websites
She mentions this in the essay, which is called "The World Needs A Smart Gossip Site, and I Am Just the Person To Run It."
Hey Jessica, if you do this: Call me. I would like to apply for that immediately.
Also Start a Magazine
And put yourself on every cover.
Write a Bunch of Books
So many. Write so many books. Write a freaking library of books.
Start a Book Club
What are you reading, Jessica Williams? What are you feeling? I want to know, because then I will read it, too.
Star in Movies
That Paul Feig Ghostbusters would be a good start. They need you, Jessica. Go to them. Save them.
Start a Show
Sitcom, talk show, dramedy — I'm flexible. We're probably a few years away from this, but even a web series to tide us over would do.