Published on Sep 12, 2022 12:00 AM

Nafessa Williams’ Superpower Is Endurance

Before landing her dream role as the first Black lesbian superhero in The CW’s Black Lightning, Nafessa Williams prayed for the endurance to persevere in Hollywood. In this enlightening conversation, Ashley and Nafessa discuss taking leaps of faith. In Nafessa’s case, that was trading in the safety of her district-attorney job to pursue acting. Inspired by Sidney Poitier’s famous quote: “The reward is in the journey”... Nafessa now pushes through doubt and fear and embraces her process. Nafessa explains how looking back on God’s resume helps her move forward and how the waiting seasons of her life have made endurance her greatest strength.

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