Kausar Mohammed on Sophia Chang

“If she can do it, I have a space to exist here as well.”

SOPHIA CHANG is a force of nature -- the first Asian-American female Hip Hop producer and the "Baddest Bitch in the Room." Surprising, super sexy, loaded with advice, Sophia Chang inspires performer Kausar Mohammed to be her loud, crazy, authentic self. Sophia made space and Kausar loves her for it. We do too!

Our storytellers share these astonishing women with us conversationally and unscripted; we fact-check afterwards and note any major discrepancies for accuracy.


Kausar Mohammed

Kausar Mohammed is a Bengali/Pakistani-American actress, comedian, and writer from the Bay Area, California. She also is a co-founder of SHIFT – a diversity, equity, and inclusion & sexual harassment prevention company run by three women of color – that facilitates dialogue about race, gender, and power. Kausar plays series lead in Paul Feig’s (Freaks & Geeks) dramedy, East of La Brea. She has also has worked alongside Taraji P. Henson on the film What Men Want (Paramount), Issa Rae on the film Little (Universal) and has additional credits on shows such as Silicon Valley (HBO), Black Lightning (CW), and Carol’s Second Act (CBS). Kausar is on an Upright Citizen’s Brigade House Maude Sketch Team, Smokeshow, and and a founding troupe member of the distinguished all South-Asian sketch comedy team, The Get Brown.

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Sophia Chang

Sophia Chang was the first Asian-American hip hop artist. She worked with Paul Simon and managed Raphael Zaadiq and D’Angelo, but it was her connection to the Wu-Tang Clan that convinced her that her culture was imperative to her music and self-image. Her book, “The Baddest Bitch in the Room,” is a memoir and somewhat of a self-help book. Sophia has produced runway shows and is working on developing film and TV properties.