In our minds, Wanda Sykes can really do no wrong. She’s hilarious and everything she does is genius. So, when we learned that Wanda is on the cover of Philadelphia Style magazine, even though we’ve never heard of it, we had to check it out.
When speaking of being in the public spotlight, she said, “I will speak for me, and if other people perceive that as me making a statement for someone else, then that’s on them. But rarely do I say, ‘For a black woman blah blah blah’, because usually it’s coming from me and it’s personal. Yeah, I’m a black woman. I’m a lesbian. But I don’t feel like I’m in a box. I’m just doin’ me.”
With regard to her breast cancer diagnosis, she said, “It didn’t hit me until after the surgery and I took off the bandage, and I had all these drainage tubes coming out of me, and you just look in the mirror and you’re like, ‘What did I do? I’ve got Frankenstein boobs now.’ You’re just staring at it, and emotionally, it does hit you. But today I’m very happy with the decision I made. It’s so nice to have perky titties. I can even go without a bra. They just stand up. At 48 you get new titties and are cancer-free? I won on this one.”
She cracks us up over here. Wanda for President.