Tiffany Haddish

Conference Speaker
Saturday, June 25, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

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Tiffany Haddish is the Grammy award-winning comedian, actress, producer, and breakout star of the smash comedy "Girls Trip." In November 2017, she made history by becoming the first Black female stand-up comedian to host "Saturday Night Live."

In May 2022, Haddish adds children’s book author to her resume with the publication of her debut picture book, "Layla, The Last Black Unicorn," co-written by Jerdine Nolen and illustrated by Jessica Gibson. Inspired by Haddish’s own life, "Layla, The Last Black Unicorn" is a hilariously heartwarming story about a lovable but awkward unicorn who doesn’t quite fit in with the other unicorns. Layla’s so sure there’s something wrong with her that she doesn’t realize that what makes her different is also what makes her special.

Haddish says, “It’s no secret that when I was growing up, I had a lot of difficulties learning to read. Like many kids, more than anything, I wanted to see myself in the books I read. " Layla, The Last Black Unicorn" is a story about self-acceptance and a story that I hope inspires kids to be ready to step up and stand out. Layla is incredibly close to my heart, and I can’t wait to share this book with the world, and I hope it encourages more kids to read.”

Book cover for Layla, the last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish



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