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Brown Beauty of the Week: Issa Rae
We all became familiar with her through her online webseries “Awkward Black Girl”. She is the director , editor, writer AND main character ! She was inspired to write and produce this series because she found that she didn’t see many women like her being portrayed on television. She was black , and she was awkward, something almost all African American women can relate to at some point in thier lives , but you would rarely hear a woman anounce that. Well now , Issa has every black woman young and old saying it loud “I’m black-AWKWARD-And I’m proud!!” Her series is real, funny and very relateable. There is also a very diverse cast. The only thing about this series that puts a slight frown on my face is the fact that there are new episodes only once a month! Ugh, I can’t wait for it to hit the cable networks, I’m hooked! She was able to sucessfully raise the funds needed to keep bringing us this now very popular series through Kickstarter.com , an effective resource used to promote and fund-raise for your creative project. She is a very inspiring woman as she is the director/producer of all her productions, and she is an entrepreneur showing us that our dreams are achievable.
Did you know??
- Issa Rae was born Jo-Issa Rae Diop
- Tracy Oliver who plays her rival, “Nina” is a co-producer on the show.
- Rae graduated from Stanford University
you can read more about Issa on her website : issarae.com
OR just google her name! She’s done several great interviews just recently on her success.
& also check out her YouTube of course which features the AGB series along with her other project series she has produced. »http://www.youtube.com/user/actingrl112
*If you haven’t seen the show yet-
1. Where in the world have you been?!
2. You are so lucky because you have 8 great episodes to enjoy, until you’re in the same boat with the rest of us! lol