Jessica Williams Says Learning About ‘Womanism’ Helped Her Embrace the Beauty of Her Blackness | Atlanta Black Star Comedian Jessica Williams may seem like the epitome of confidence, but she says she has struggled with her appearance throughout her life.

While Williams, formerly of “The Daily Show,” says she has “never been a ‘hair person’ and her view of beauty has been shaped by social cues she picked up on as a child.

“I don’t like hurting,” she said in Allure’s August issue of styling her hair as a girl. “And a lot of the time, to get my hair done, I would have to get it hot-combed and pressed — and that involves having a really hot metal comb running through your hair.”

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