From traveling the country to interview Black lesbians about masculinity and femininity for her first documentary The Same Difference, to winning an EMMY for directing Lizzo’s reality series, Nneka says, “It gets better is the realest phrase I’ve ever heard.”

Watch their journey through growing up in the church, coming out as lesbian and discovering a balance within her own identities, and using the gym as a training ground for mind, body and spirit.

This is “It Gets Better: Nneka Onuorah.”